AskDefine | Define partisanship

Dictionary Definition

partisanship n : an inclination to favor one group or view or opinion over alternatives [syn: partiality] [ant: impartiality]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. An inclination to be partisan or biased; partiality

Extensive Definition

Partisan may refer to:

Political matters

In politics, partisan literally means organized into political parties. The expression "Partisan politics" usually refers to fervent, sometimes militant support of a party, cause, faction, person, or idea. Although this is typically an appellation with negative connotations, some supporters embrace the term, as can be seen by the names of the following publications:

Paramilitary forces



Other uses

partisanship in Catalan: Partisà
partisanship in Danish: Partisan
partisanship in German: Partisan
partisanship in Spanish: Partisano
partisanship in Esperanto: Partizano
partisanship in French: Partisan
partisanship in Italian: Partigiano
partisanship in Hebrew: פרטיזן
partisanship in Lithuanian: Partizanas (reikšmės)
partisanship in Macedonian: Партизан
partisanship in Dutch: Partizanen
partisanship in Japanese: パルチザン
partisanship in Norwegian: Partisan
partisanship in Norwegian Nynorsk: Partisan
partisanship in Polish: Partyzant
partisanship in Russian: Партизан
partisanship in Slovenian: Partizani
partisanship in Finnish: Partisaani
partisanship in Swedish: Partisan
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