P'ARTISAN, noun s as z.
1. An adherent to a party or faction.
2. In war, the commander of a party or detachment of troops, sent on a special enterprise hence,
3. By way of distinction, a person able in commanding a party, or dexterous in obtaining intelligence, intercepting convoys or otherwise annoying an enemy.
4. A commander's leading staff.
5. A kind of halbert.