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Partisan Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries
  • an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity
  • a fervent and even militant proponent of something
  • devoted to a cause or party
  • adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination or party; "denominational prejudice"

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  • a fervent and even militant proponent of something ,
  • an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity ,
  • a pike with a long tapering double-edged blade with lateral projections; 16th and 17th centuries

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Partisan Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A partisan is an armed fighter, who is not part of the regular troops of a country or state. The term comes from Italian, where it meant member of a political party. There is no separate legal status for partisans in international law. The law of war uses four criteria to legally define someone as a prisoner of war, if the person is captured:

In 1977, there were two additional protocols: They clarified that it is sufficient to carry the weapons openly only on some occasions, to be titled armed combatant.



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* There's no point in arguing with partisan supporters. Their views are their identity. Nothing you can tell the most phlegmatic follower. - Michael Lews


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