2 a dissenting clique [syn: sect]
Pronunciation/fækʃən/ or /fækʃn/
- Rhymes: -ækʃən
Etymology 1factio, noun of process from perfect passive participle factus, from facere to do, to make
- A group of people who express a shared belief or opinion different from people who are not part of the group.
- Strife; discord.
- 1805, Englisches Lesebuch Für Kaufleute, Johann Georg
- Publick [sic] affairs soon fell into the utmost confusion, and in this state of faction and perplexity, the island continued, until its re-capture by the French in 1779.
- 2001, "Concord and Peace": A Rhetorical Analysis of the First
Letter of Clement With an Emphasis on the Language of Unity and
Sedition, Odd Magne Bakke, publ. Mohr Siebeck, ISBN 3161476379,
- He asks the audience if they believe that they will be more loved by the gods if the city is in a state of faction than if they govern the city with good order and concord.
- 1805, Englisches Lesebuch Für Kaufleute, Johann Georg Cleminius, pg. 188:
Faction or factionalism can refer to:
- Political faction, a group of people connected by a shared belief or opinion within a larger group. For example Elizabeth's faction
- Faction (literature), a type of historical novel rooted in fact
- Faction (Planescape), political factions in the game, Planescape
- Guild Wars: Factions, a computer game developed by ArenaNet
- FACTION 28, a music channel on SIRIUS Satellite Radio
- The Faction, a Punk rock band.
faction in Simple English: Faction
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