Faction



[fak-shuh n] /ˈfæk ʃən/

noun
1.
a group or clique within a larger group, party, government, organization, or the like:
a faction in favor of big business.
2.
party strife and intrigue; dissension:
an era of faction and treason.
[fak-shuh n] /ˈfæk ʃən/
noun, Informal.
1.
a form of writing or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses them as an integral part of a fictional account.
2.
a novel, film, play, or other presentation in this form.
/ˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
a group of people forming a minority within a larger body, esp a dissentious group
2.
strife or dissension within a group
/ˈfækʃən/
noun
1.
a television programme, film, or literary work comprising a dramatized presentation of actual events
n.

c.1500, from Middle French faction (14c.) and directly from Latin factionem (nominative factio) “political party, class of persons,” literally “a making or doing,” from past participle stem of facere “to do” (see factitious). In ancient Rome, “one of the companies of contractors for the chariot races in the circus.”

A group formed to seek some goal within a political party or a government. The term suggests quarrelsome dissent from the course pursued by the party or government majority: “His administration is moderate, but it contains a faction of extremists.”

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  • Factionalism

    [fak-shuh-nl] /ˈfæk ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of a or . 2. self-interested; partisan: Factional interests had obstructed justice. n. 1904, American English, from factional + -ism. adj. 1640s, from faction + -al (1).



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    [fak-shuh-nl] /ˈfæk ʃə nl/ adjective 1. of a or . 2. self-interested; partisan: Factional interests had obstructed justice. adj. 1640s, from faction + -al (1).

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