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partisan

P`ARTISAN, n. s as z.

1. An adherent to a party or faction.

2. In war, the commander of a party or detachment of troops, sent on a special enterprise hence,

3. By way of distinction, a person able in commanding a party, or dexterous in obtaining intelligence, intercepting convoys or otherwise annoying an enemy.

4. A commander's leading staff.

5. A kind of halbert.



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P`ARTISAN, n. s as z.

1. An adherent to a party or faction.

2. In war, the commander of a party or detachment of troops, sent on a special enterprise hence,

3. By way of distinction, a person able in commanding a party, or dexterous in obtaining intelligence, intercepting convoys or otherwise annoying an enemy.

4. A commander's leading staff.

5. A kind of halbert.

PAR'TI-SAN, n. [s as z. Fr. from parti, partir.]

  1. An adherent to a party or faction. – Addison.
  2. In war, the commander of a party or detachment of troops, sent on a special enterprise; hence,
  3. By way of distinction, a person able in commanding a party, or dextrous in obtaining intelligence, intercepting convoys or otherwise annoying an enemy.
  4. A commander's leading staff. – Ainsworth.
  5. A kind of halbert. [Fr. pertuisane; It. partigiano.]

Par"ti*san
  1. An adherent to a party or faction; esp., one who is strongly and passionately devoted to a party or an interest.

    "The violence of a partisan." Macaulay.

    Both sides had their partisans in the colony. Jefferson.

  2. Adherent to a party or faction; especially, having the character of blind, passionate, or unreasonable adherence to a party; as, blinded by partisan zeal.
  3. A kind of halberd or pike; also, a truncheon; a staff.

    And make him with our pikes and partisans a grave. Shak.

  4. The commander of a body of detached light troops engaged in making forays and harassing an enemy.

    (b)
  5. Serving as a partisan in a detached command; as, a partisan officer or corps.

    Partisan ranger (Mil.), a member of a partisan corps.

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Partisan

P'ARTISAN, noun s as z.

1. An adherent to a party or faction.

2. In war, the commander of a party or detachment of troops, sent on a special enterprise hence,

3. By way of distinction, a person able in commanding a party, or dexterous in obtaining intelligence, intercepting convoys or otherwise annoying an enemy.

4. A commander's leading staff.

5. A kind of halberd.

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