• WordNet 3.6
    • adj partizan devoted to a cause or party
    • n partizan a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
    • n partizan an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n partizan An adherent of a party or faction; one who is passionately or very earnestly devoted to a party or interest; specifically, one whose judgment or perception is clouded by a prejudiced adherence to his party.
    • n partizan Milit., a member of a party or detachment of troops sent on a special enterprise; also, the leader of such a party.
    • partizan Of or pertaining to a party or faction; strongly biased in favor of a party or interest.
    • partizan Milit., engaged on a special enterprise: as, a partizan corps.
    • n partizan A longhandled cutting weapon used in England and Scotland from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century: a name including also the halberd, fauchard, roncone, etc.
    • n partizan A man, as a soldier or a guardian of the peace, armed with a partizan.
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In literature:

The Latin Church was the scholar as well as the loyal partizan of Athanasius.
"Ancient Law" by Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
She intrigued with the partizans of the old religion.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
They were simply the acts of a body of partizans who had the luck to find themselves on the side of the sword.
"History of the English People, Volume VI (of 8)" by John Richard Green
Salicetti was too prominent a partizan to be overlooked by the angry burghers.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The partizans of Arthur ridiculed the plan, and it came to nothing.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
Besides this, the channels through which that intercourse was carried on were few, and often of a partizan character.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
None knows you for a partizan in this war.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
This subjected it to the fury of the successful partizans of William Rufus, and the castle lay for some time in a dismantled state.
"A Walk through Leicester being a Guide to Strangers" by Susanna Watts
Moreover, the partizan motive pressed to the front to reinforce the patriotic purpose.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908" by Various
No more zealous political partizan and agent than Madame Sand.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas

In news:

Before a European Basketball Leagues Cup game, fans of Red Star Belgrade brawled with fans of local rival Partizan, who cheered on Greek basketball team PAOK Thessaloniki.
Watch Inter vs Partizan Belgrad Soccer Live Stream Online Europa League Grp.
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H Match Details Partizan Belgrad vs Inter Date: 2012 November 08.
15:05 Time ET (GMT -5) Partizan Belgrad vs Inter Europa League Grp.
This Oct 21, 2010, file photo shows Paulius Jankunas, left, and Mantas Kalnietis, right, of Lithuania's BC Zalgiris, guarding Jan Vesely of Serbia's BC Partizan, during a Euroleague match in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Inter vs Partizan Belgrad.
Belgrade, Serbia – Rodrigo Palacio scored the first two of three second-half goals for Inter Milan, as the Italian side defeated Partizan Belgrade, 3-1, on Thursday to secure a Europa League knockout berth.
Supporters of Partizan Belgrade hold placards displaying hearts during their team's UEFA Champions League Group H football match against Braga at the Partizan Stadium in Belgrade on Nov 3, 2010.
Point guard Acie Law has signed a one-year, $500,000 deal with the Serbian team Partizan, according to his agent, Mark Bartlestein.
Former University of New Orleans basketball star Bo McCalebb will lead his Serbian -based Partizan Belgrade team in a semifinal contest against Olympiacos Piraeus in the 2010 Euroleague Basketball Final Four on Friday.

In science:

Combinatorial game; Partizan; Mis`ere; Monoids; Dead-ending.
Dead Ends in Misere Play: The Misere Monoid of Canonical Numbers
Allen [2, 3] extended the idea to partizan game theory, investigating monoids within the dicot universe.
Dead Ends in Misere Play: The Misere Monoid of Canonical Numbers
Allen, An investigation of mis`ere partizan games, PhD thesis, Dalhousie University, 2009.
Dead Ends in Misere Play: The Misere Monoid of Canonical Numbers
Allen, Peeking at partizan mis‘ere quotients, in: Games of No Chance 4, to appear.
Dead Ends in Misere Play: The Misere Monoid of Canonical Numbers
Thus Nim and multivision are impartial, and chess and Go are partizan.
Multivision: an intractable impartial game with a linear winning strategy