noun par·tial·ist \-lə̇st\

Definition of partialist



  1. 1 :  one that is partial to one side (as of a controversy or question); specifically :  partisan

  2. 2 [1partial + -ist] :  a believer in or advocate of theological particularism

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Origin and Etymology of partialist

Middle French partialiste, from partial biased + -iste -ist

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to criticize severely

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