Rush Limbaugh is a partisan leader without the responsibility of governing.
Not unless you consider, say, Warren Buffett “partisan” or “ideological.”
As Obamacare flails, one hears the “partisan” line frequently these days on television and radio.
Yet despite the gruff manner and partisan bluster, Frank is a deft and serious legislator.
President Barack Obama lamented all the partisan sniping, even at his 50th birthday bash.
The White Shield, their partisan, rode in gorgeous attire at their head, mounted on a black-and-white horse.
The Master said, A gentleman is firm, not quarrelsome; a friend, not a partisan.
But scarcely had the sound ceased, than the cry to help him, which had already struck the ear of the partisan, resounded again.
He had abundant cunning and the ready adaptation of partisan skill.
We agree to put aside all partisan and sectarian relations when dealing with community matters.
also partizan, 1550s, "one who takes part with another, zealous supporter," from Middle French partisan (15c.), from dialectal upper Italian partezan (Tuscan partigiano) "member of a faction, partner," from parte "part, party," from Latin partem (nominative pars), see part (n.). Sense of "guerilla fighter" is first recorded 1690s.
1708 for warfare, 1842 for politics, from partisan (n.).