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Date: 1500-1600
Language: French
Origin: Old Italian partigiano, from parte 'party, part', from Latin pars; PART1

partisan

2 noun
     
Related topics: Military, Groupings
partisan2 [countable]
1PPG someone who strongly supports a political party, plan, or leader:
a media campaign to represent Democrats as angry partisans
2PPGPM a member of an armed group that fights against an enemy that has taken control of its country
partisanship noun [uncountable]

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