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Definition of Partisan

Partisan

  1. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.
  2. The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
  3. Any member of such a corps.
  4. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
  5. Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
  6. A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.

Partisan Quotations

The tendency to claim God as an ally for our partisan value and ends is the source of all religious fanaticism.
Reinhold Niebuhr

It's nice to say let's be bipartisan. But we're a partisan nation. We were raised as a partisan nation.
Colin Powell

Caring for veterans shouldn't be a partisan issue. It should an American one.
Jennifer Granholm

All partisan movements add to the fullness of our understanding of society as a whole. They never detract; or, in any case, one must not allow them to do so. Experience adds to experience.
Alice Walker

First, I think more Americans need to declare their independence from partisan politics on both sides. The more that Americans declare their independence, the more the parties will have to compete for their votes using reason rather than the hateful appeals.
John Avlon
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Partisan Translations

partisan in Latin is fautor
partisan in Spanish is partisano

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