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Definition of partisan:

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


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