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

Word History


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

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“Partialist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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