factionism

factionism

the quality of being a clique or combination, as within a larger organization. Also called factionalism.factionist, n.factionary, adj.
See also: Government
the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested. — factional, adj.factionalist, n.
See also: Politics
the state or quality of being partisan or self-interested. — factional, adj. — factionalist, n.
See also: Self
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What price art if professional jealousies, rivalries, factionism call it what you will, are shown to be the motivation for attacking another human being in this way.
Palestine needs its own security force, in order to eradicate extremism and factionism in the West Bank and Gaza, which would threaten the sovereignty of any future Palestinian state.
Prior to the election some of the policies were conditioned by political factionism.
Beyond no doubt, the UAE is entitled to protect its territory against any attempts to turn it into a spot for factionism, sectarianism, and confessionalism, or a spot for the birth of new political parties and movements on its territory.
of factionism that means constantly shifting programs, laws regarded as
Ireland had only once been united, between 1782 and the foolish factionism of the United Irishmen--and that was before the Act of Union (so shortsightedly undervalued by nationalists) admitted her to the central citadel of the empire by giving her MPs at Westminster.
The connection that nonetheless links both authors is their worry about meeting the demands of two forces pulling at them, namely their time-consuming and draining academic lives and their competing commitments to political causes outside the academy, exacerbated by political factionism.
Thus, the fear of internal factionism no longer prevented the centrals from taking the next step in their sovereigntist evolution.
To avoid Tory-style factionism, Mr Blair was forced to negotiate with Mr Brown a means of demonstrating a commitment to Europe without actually being required to say so in as many words.