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partizan1

[pahr-tuh-zuh n; British pahr-tuh-zan] /ˈpɑr tə zən; British ˌpɑr təˈzæn/
noun, adjective
1.

partizan2

[pahr-tuh-zuh n] /ˈpɑr tə zən/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for partizan

partisan1

/ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn; ˈpɑːtɪˌzæn/
noun
1.
an adherent or devotee of a cause, party, etc
2.
  1. a member of an armed resistance group within occupied territory, esp in Italy or the Balkans in World War II
  2. (as modifier): partisan forces
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a partisan
4.
relating to or excessively devoted to one party, faction, etc; one-sided: partisan control
Derived Forms
partisanship, partizanship, noun
Word Origin
C16: via French, from Old Italian partigiano, from parte faction, from Latin parspart

partisan2

/ˈpɑːtɪzən/
noun
1.
a spear or pike with two opposing axe blades or spikes
Word Origin
C16: from French partizane, from Old Italian partigiana, from partigianopartisan1
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