Pronunciation: (pär'tu-zun, -sun; Brit.pär"tu-zan'),[key] —n. 1. an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, esp. a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance.
2. Mil.a member of a party of light or irregular troops engaged in harassing an enemy, esp. a member of a guerrilla band engaged in fighting or sabotage against an occupying army.
—adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of partisans; partial to a specific party, person, etc.: partisan politics. 2. of, pertaining to, or carried on by military partisans or guerrillas. Also,partizan.
Pronunciation: (pär'tu-zun, -sun),[key] —n. a shafted weapon of the 16th and 17th centuries, having as a head a long spear blade with a pair of curved lobes at the base. Also,partizan.Cf. halberd.