Faction fight



noun
1.
(South African) a fight between rival Black groups, usually originating in tribal or clan feuds

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    [fak-shuh s] /ˈfæk ʃəs/ adjective 1. given to ; dissentious: A factious group was trying to undermine the government. 2. pertaining to or proceeding from : factious quarrels. /ˈfækʃəs/ adjective 1. given to, producing, or characterized by faction adj. 1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus “partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties,” […]

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