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, partizan
1. an adherent or devotee of a cause, party, etc.
2. relating to or excessively devoted to one party, faction, etc.; one-sided



a spear with a long flat tip attached to a shaft.

The partisan was the weapon of the lansquenets in the 16th century and of the bodyguards of monarchs in the 17th century. The total length of the partisan together with the shaft was 2½ m or more. The shaft was painted or ornamented with velvet or silk. In Russia the partisan was an honorary weapon of field-grade and company-grade officers in the 18th century. It was not used in combat.

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As it considers cases out of other states over whether extreme practices of partisan gerrymandering can be deemed unconstitutional, the U.
For years, the state has denied targeting voters by race and has admitted instead to practicing partisan gerrymandering by overtly favoring Republicans in drawing the districts.
The Article proposes a new approach focused on legitimate state interest and partisan purpose, building on a constitutional norm against government partisanship.
Gerrymandering for partisan advantage is so well ingrained that Justice O'Connor once remarked that refusal by politicians in charge of redistricting to seek party advantage should be grounds for impeachment.
In this year's Supreme Court term, the justices have taken up the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering in a case involving state legislative districts drawn by Republicans in Wisconsin.
Extreme partisan gerrymandering harms our political system, and harms the functioning of the House in particular, wrote the Members in the brief.
As vicarious experience, partisan conflict-framed news may encourage news consumers to respond to a disputed issue in the news as the members of the Democratic or Republican Party and show more extreme positions in the direction of their party.
Distinguishing partisan distortion from Voting Rights
He pointed out that while Section 2(4), Article IX-B of the 1987 Constitution provides that no officer or employee in the civil service shall engage, directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or partisan political campaign, such constitutional ban, as held by the Supreme Court does not cover elected officials notwithstanding the fact that the civil service embraces all branches and agencies of the government.
While Levi wrote at length about Auschwitz, he remained virtually silent about his time as a partisan.
But the endorsement activities were opposed by some LP partisans and did not materialize as planned due to argument from some party stewards that their Standard Bearer and founder Cllr.
Terrorism is simply non-uniformed partisans carrying out hit-and-run attacks.