Meaning of “partisan” in the English Dictionary

"partisan" in British English

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partisanadjective

uk /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬ə.zən/

partisannoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬ə.zən/
partisanship
noun [ U ] uk /ˌpɑː.tɪˈzæn.ʃɪp/ /ˈpɑː.tɪ.zæn.ʃɪp/ us /ˈpɑːr.t̬ə.zən.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/
partisanship
noun [ U ] us /ˈpɑr·t̬ə·zənˌʃɪp, -sən-/

The political parties are more divided by partisanship than ever before.

(Definition of “partisan” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)