(redirected from partisanship)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Wikipedia.


, 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.

References in periodicals archive ?
By partisanship here, I mean the "tribal partisanship," as Justin Levitt defines it, so endemic to redistricting.
The legislature may of course be partisan, but rigid adherence to partisanship is counterproductive.
It develops a typology of partisanship, and then engages that conceptual structure to assess the various tools by which forms of partisanship-including the most pernicious portions of the partisan structure-may be addressed.
Therefore one could expect a polarized view of politics ('subjective polarization') behind partisanship as well.
First, he uses both parts of the ANES partisanship question to construct measures of those with "strong" partisan attachments, those with "weak" attachments, and those who are "leaners.
The role of partisanship in economic perceptions is substantial, having important analytic implications in the study of macropolitical opinion.
Because compulsory voting would help Democrats and hurt Republicans, Mann and Ornstein's cure for excessive partisanship is, in all likelihood, doomed by excessive partisanship.
Later, when asked by a reporter whether he thought the Fox News Channel, which employs him as host of the "Huckabee" political talk show, contributes to that partisanship, he said that he thinks Fox's news division is "extraordinarily fair" and that there's a clear division between its news and editorial programming.
cannot continue on a path of extreme partisanship, declared broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff during the opening general session of the Congressional City Conference in Washington, D.
Perhaps this explains the decline of democratic and secular political parties, and their adherence to sectarian group loyalty and partisanship.
The state of disunion; the regional sources of modern American partisanship.