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"partisan" in British English

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partisanadjective

uk   /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn/  us   /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪ.zən/
stronglysupporting a ​person, ​principle, or ​politicalparty, often without ​considering or ​judging the ​matter very ​carefully: The ​audience was very partisan, and ​refused to ​listen to her ​speech. partisan ​politics
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partisannoun [C]

uk   /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn/  us   /ˈpɑːr.t̬ɪ.zən/
(in a ​country that has been ​defeated) a ​member of a ​secretarmedforce whose ​aim is to ​fight against an ​enemy that is ​controlling the ​country someone who ​supports a ​person, ​principle, or ​politicalparty
partisanship
noun [U] uk   us   /-ʃɪp/
There was a ​certain partisanship about the way that ​votes were ​cast.
(Definition of partisan from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"partisan" in American English

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partisanadjective

 us   /ˈpɑr·t̬ə·zən, -sən/
involvingloyalsupport of a ​person, ​principle, or ​politicalparty: partisan ​politics
partisanship
noun [U]  us   /ˈpɑr·t̬ə·zənˌʃɪp, -sən-/
The ​politicalparties are more ​divided by partisanship than ​ever before.
(Definition of partisan from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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