[ pahr-tuh-zuh-niz-uh m, -suh- ]
/ ˈpɑr tə zəˌnɪz əm, -sə- /
partisan action or spirit.
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- parting of the ways,
- parting shot,
- parting strip,
- partition chromatography
Origin of partisanism
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Examples from the Web for partisanism
The partisanism of one of these motives is rather suggestive for our study of the mind of the crowd.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
Again he was surrendering his own convictions to the partisanism of his colleagues.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson