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tr.v. frac·tion·al·ized, frac·tion·al·iz·ing, frac·tion·al·iz·es
To divide into separate parts or sections: conflicting interests that tend to fractionalize a society.

frac′tion·al·i·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.


(ˈfrækʃənəˌlaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to break into separate parts


(ˈfræk ʃə nlˌaɪz)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to divide or splinter into fractions.
frac`tion•al•i•za′tion, n.
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The LLC's operating agreement provided several non-tax reasons for creating the LLC, including (1) avoiding fractionalizing ownership, (2) keeping the assets within the extended family, (3) protecting the assets from future unknown creditors and (4) providing flexibility in managing the assets that would be unavailable in other entities.
That to forge a ruling coalition progressives are engaged in fractionalizing the population into as many aggrieved groups as possible does not contradict their urge to centralize.
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keeping the voting in one place, not fractionalizing the assets," Madison Murphy said.
Unfortunately, such contemporary issues, and Concord's can-of-worms political fractionalizing and backbiting, get less than perfunctory acknowledgment from Maynard, whose biography lists serving as a consultant and visiting scholar for the Henley-funded Walden Woods Project.