Partisan

Definition of Partisan

Par´ti`san   Pronunciation: pär´tĭ`zan
n.1.An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.
Both sides had their partisans in the colony.
- Jefferson.
2.(Mil.) The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.
a.1.Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
2.(Mil.) Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.
Partisan ranger
(Mil.) a member of a partisan corps.
n.1.A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.
And make him with our pikes and partisans a grave.
- Shak.

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