par·​tial·​ist | \ -lə̇st\
plural -s

Definition of partialist

1 : one that is partial to one side (as of a controversy or question) specifically : partisan
2 [ 1partial + -ist ] : a believer in or advocate of theological particularism

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History and Etymology for partialist

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

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