partizan

Definitions:

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  • 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.
  • A man, as a soldier or a guardian of the peace, armed with a 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.
  • <em>Milit.</em>, a member of a party or detachment of troops sent on a special enterprise; also, the leader of such a party.
  • Of or pertaining to a party or faction; strongly biased in favor of a party or interest.
  • <em>Milit.</em>, engaged on a special enterprise: as, a <em>partizan</em> corps.
  • Alternative spelling of <xref>partisan</xref>.
  • A weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries consisting of a <xref>pike</xref> with a long double-edged blade, similar to a <xref>halberd</xref>.
  • devoted to a cause or party
  • 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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