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[fak-shuh s] /ˈfæk ʃəs/

given to ; dissentious:
A factious group was trying to undermine the government.
pertaining to or proceeding from :
factious quarrels.
given to, producing, or characterized by faction

1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus “partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties,” from factionem (see faction).


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