partizan

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partizan

2 [pahr-tuh-zuhn]
noun
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partisan or partizan1 (ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn, ˈpɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn, ˈpɑːtɪˌzæn)
 
n
1.  an adherent or devotee of a cause, party, etc
2.  a.  a member of an armed resistance group within occupied territory, esp in Italy or the Balkans in World War II
 b.  (as modifier): partisan forces
 
adj
3.  of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan
4.  relating to or excessively devoted to one party, faction, etc; one-sided: partisan control
 
[C16: via French, from Old Italian partigiano, from parte faction, from Latin parspart]
 
partizan or partizan1
 
n
 
adj
 
[C16: via French, from Old Italian partigiano, from parte faction, from Latin parspart]
 
parti'sanship or partizan1
 
n
 
parti'zanship or partizan1
 
n

partisan or partizan2 (ˈpɑːtɪzən)
 
n
a spear or pike with two opposing axe blades or spikes
 
[C16: from French partizane, from Old Italian partigiana, from partigianopartisan1]
 
partizan or partizan2
 
n
 
[C16: from French partizane, from Old Italian partigiana, from partigianopartisan1]

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