Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of partisanship.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Earnest or passionate adherence to a party or faction; feelings or actions characteristic of a partizan.

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Examples

  • Petty partizanship coupled with the blatent attempt to block anything that would prevent the Healthcare Extortionists from continuing to fleece the American people.

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  • For some reason that I can only ascribe to ridiculous partizanship, he seems to think this Nobel prize thing is a goodidea.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Top Ten Reasons Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize

  • For some reason that I can only ascribe to ridiculous partizanship, he seems to think this Nobel prize thing is a good idea.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Top Ten Reasons Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize

  • The other boy, to whom this order was addresed, did as he was told, and was rewarded for his partizanship in behalf of his master, by a dexterous rap on the nose with the key, which brought the water into his eyes.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • Well, naturally, there is one problem in their minds at the moment and I will speak of that immediately, saying that in no way are there any overtones of partizanship.

    Canada's Economic Position

  • It was for political, not for legal reasons that they did so -- not reasons of political partizanship, but the higher political reason that they thought the public interest made the removal of Andrew Johnson from his place of power eminently desirable.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • When, therefore, the news came from Washington that Andrew Johnson was to be impeached, to deprive him of his office, it was not only welcomed by reckless partizanship, but as everybody who has lived through those times will remember, it struck a popular chord.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908.

  • Nicolotti, although their partizanship existed but in jest, and only showed itself in the form of encouragement to their respective parties; whereas with the lower orders the strife, begun in good-humour, not unfrequently turned to bitter earnest, and had dangerous and even fatal results.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • At times the spirit of partizanship would induce some of the bystanders to come to the aid of those who seemed likely to be defeated -- an interference that was repressed by the ædiles stationed at either end of the bridge, who did their utmost to enforce the laws of this popular tournament.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 342, April, 1844

  • Among the distinguishing traits of his official conduct has been his impartiality, his exemption from favoritism and partizanship, when in conflict with the public interests, and especially his well-known hostility to "cliques" and "rings," such as resort to a city government as a rich placer, where they may work to enrich themselves at the expense of the people.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

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