Origin of partisan1
Related formspar·ti·san·ship, par·ti·san·ry, noun
Definition for partisan (2 of 2)
Origin of partisan2
Examples from the Web for partisan
It was a rare moment of bipartisan unity in partisan Washington.
This is a job for independent committees, like Bowles-Simpson, not a partisan slugfest.
The first meeting featured multiple speakers deeply rooted in a partisan agenda.
And lest you be deceived, primary elections are no partisan monopoly.
Despite any partisan enmities, the two top politicos maintained a cordial relationship.
Anybody who intimated doubt of his guilt did so, in Jefferson's opinion, for partisan or equally unworthy reasons.The Life of John Marshall Volume 3 of 4|Albert J. Beveridge
The victory at King's Mountain had set the partisan spirit throughout the country in a blaze.
If my son were to become a partisan of this impostor, I could not endure his Majesty's displeasure.The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin|Emilia Pardo Bazn
The sincerity of his political convictions were conceded, and all who knew him never thought of him as a partisan.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
The collection is also remarkable for the absence of all sectional or partisan feeling.Whitman|John Burroughs
British Dictionary definitions for partisan (1 of 2)
- a member of an armed resistance group within occupied territory, esp in Italy or the Balkans in World War II
- (as modifier)partisan forces