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fac·tion 1

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
2. Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension: "Our own beloved country ... is now afflicted with faction and civil war" (Abraham Lincoln).

[French, from Latin factiō, factiōn-, from factus, past participle of facere, to do; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

fac′tion·al adj.
fac′tion·al·ism n.
fac′tion·al·ly adv.

fac·tion 2

 (făk′shən)
n.
1. A form of literature or filmmaking that treats real people or events as if they were fictional or uses real people or events as essential elements in an otherwise fictional rendition.
2. A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.

[Blend of fact and fiction.]

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
1. a group of people forming a minority within a larger body, esp a dissentious group
2. strife or dissension within a group
[C16: from Latin factiō a making, from facere to make, do]
ˈfactional adj
ˈfactionalˌism n
ˈfactionalist n

faction

(ˈfækʃən)
n
(Broadcasting) a television programme, film, or literary work comprising a dramatized presentation of actual events
[C20: a blend of fact and fiction]

fac•tion

(ˈfæk ʃən)

n.
1. a group or clique within a larger party or organization.
2. party strife and intrigue; dissension.
[1500–10; < Latin factiō action of making, social connections, faction]

Faction

 a company of people acting together, of ten a contentious group; a set or class of people. See also cabal, clique, junta.
Examples: factions of collegians, monks, and canons, 1530; of evil, 1614; of fools, 1606.

faction

A retelling of a story concerning real people and events, but which imaginatively constructs dialogue and incident where no factual record exists.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.faction - a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
cabalist - a member of a cabal
2.faction - a dissenting clique
clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, camp, pack - an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
splinter group - a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
left wing, left - those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
right wing, right - those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged
old guard - a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
pro-choice faction - those who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother
pro-life faction - those who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited

faction

faction

noun
Translations
حِزْب، عُصْبَه
frakce
fløjfraktiongruppe
siipisuuntaus
frakció
flokksbrot
frakcija
frakcija
frakcia
hizipklik

faction

[ˈfækʃən] Nfacción f

faction

[ˈfækʃən] n (= group) → faction f

faction

n
(= group)(Partei)gruppe f; (Pol) → Fraktion f; (= splinter group)Splittergruppe f
no pl (= strife)interne Unstimmigkeiten pl

faction

[ˈfækʃn] nfazione f

faction

(ˈfӕkʃən) noun
a group or party that belongs to, and usually dissents from, a larger group.
References in classic literature ?
How wildly it heightens the effect of that passage in Froissart, when, masked in the snowy symbol of their faction, the desperate White Hoods of Ghent murder their bailiff in the market-place
Buckstone was training with the rum party, and he had been sent to hunt up the twins and invite them to attend a mass meeting of that faction.
They at once seized me, and, without giving me any satis- faction, tied me--lashing my hands closely together.
For hot, cold, moist, and dry, four Champions fierce Strive here for Maistrie, and to Battel bring Thir embryon Atoms; they around the flag Of each his faction, in thir several Clanns, Light-arm'd or heavy, sharp, smooth, swift or slow, Swarm populous, unnumber'd as the Sands Of BARCA or CYRENE'S torrid soil, Levied to side with warring Winds, and poise Thir lighter wings.
We heard, that, having remained in Palestine, on account of his impaired health, after the departure of the English army, he had experienced the persecution of the French faction, to whom the Templars are known to be attached.
But as none of this faction needed the services of a domestic engineer, he was none the richer for their support, and the only patron he obtained was a housemaid who was leaving her situation at a country house in the vicinity, and wanted her box repaired, the lid having fallen off.
For," said he, "as flourishing a condition as we may appear to be in to foreigners, we labour under two mighty evils: a violent faction at home, and the danger of an invasion, by a most potent enemy, from abroad.
They had no pride of vain philosophy to support, no perfidious rage of faction to glut, by persevering in their mistakes until they should be extinguished in torrents of blood.
Roque turned round at the noise and perceived this comely figure, which drawing near thus addressed him, "I came in quest of thee, valiant Roque, to find in thee if not a remedy at least relief in my misfortune; and not to keep thee in suspense, for I see thou dost not recognise me, I will tell thee who I am; I am Claudia Jeronima, the daughter of Simon Forte, thy good friend, and special enemy of Clauquel Torrellas, who is thine also as being of the faction opposed to thee.
The army under such circumstances may usefully aid the magistrate to suppress a small faction, or an occasional mob, or insurrection; but it will be unable to enforce encroachments against the united efforts of the great body of the people.
The Same Subject Continued (The Union as a Safeguard Against Domestic Faction and Insurrection) From the Daily Advertiser.
Note, by the way, that the Coodleites are always a faction with the Doodleites, and that the Doodleites occupy exactly the same position towards the Coodleites.