Definition of partisan:
- A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.
- Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
- An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.
- Any member of such a corps.
- Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
- The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
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Bonaparte had cast his eyes on the Minister of Justice to be one of his colleagues when he should be at liberty to name them, because his previous conduct had pledged him as a partisan of the Revolution.- "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
- "The Sea Bride", Ben Ames Williams.
- "The Fighting Governor A Chronicle of Frontenac", Charles W. Colby Edited by George M. Wrong and H. H. Langton.