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partisanship

[ pahr-tuh-zuhn-ship, -suhn ]
/ ˈpɑr tə zənˌʃɪp, -sən /
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noun

support of a person, group, party, or cause, especially when seen as biased or emotional: Regardless of the panelists’ political leanings or partisanship, all political topics will be considered for discussion. I found myself hoping that the astronomical community would leave Pluto’s planetary status as it was and began following the debate, although my partisanship didn’t extend to letter writing.

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Sometimes par·ti·san·ry [pahr-tuh-zuhn-ree, -suhn] /ˈpɑr tə zənˌri, -sən/ .

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