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English definition of “partisan”

partisan

noun [C]
 
 
/ˌpɑːtɪˈzæn/ US  /ˈpɑːrtɪzən/
POLITICAL SUPPORTER someone who supports a particular political system or leaderBacking, supporting and defendingDefending and protectingTaking action against people in powerSupporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
SOLDIER a member of a group that secretly fights against soldiers who are controlling their countrySoldiers and people who fight in warsTaking action against people in power
(Definition of partisan noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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