faction fight


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faction fight

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) South African a fight between rival Black groups, usually originating in tribal or clan feuds
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In NDA's case, the BJP is facing an internal faction fight while in the case of Congress, the leadership is not as strong as it was in 2004 and 2009.
''What started as a faction fight among the would-be new guard has developed into a rare policy debate about whether much-needed public spending curbs should come before or during economic recovery,'' according to the paper.
The clearest examples of recreational violence in Ireland are the faction fights. These huge ritualized brawls have been compared to football and other sports as a form of community entertainment.(24) A formal faction fight, which might involve hundreds of men on each side, usually began with the ritual of wheeling which included chants, stylized gestures and insults.
100 YEARS AGO: During a faction fight over an old land quarrel between two families in Warwickshire recently, an old man named Pat Vaughan was killed by a stone thrown at him.
It has also been riven by a bitter faction fight between the New Labour supporters of Jones and those of the Old Labour backers of Ms Jill Dawn, former leader of Newark and Sherwood Council, who is currently suspended by the party.
Representatives of various factions of the Naga underground groups also participated in the event which hoped to end faction fights and fratricidal killings in the state.
Besides details concerning Cannon's early life--his drift away from a somewhat dissolute youth into a revolutionary--the book essentially examines the pluralism that existed within leftist forces and the never ending faction fights and power plays between these groups and leaders hungry for power.
Bender's principal observation about this is that faction fights engendered even more masculinized leadership and imagery than earlier.
She draws upon an impressive array of criminal records and contemporary newspapers concerning four counties (Kilkenny, Limerick, Roscommon, and Cavan) to construct a general picture of Irish violence that contains a number of often overlapping components: recreational violence in the form of faction fights and public brawls, political and sectarian violence, violence within the family, and so on.
Thousands marched on Washington in 1979, despite the murder of Harvey Milk, despite the faction fights. I shed tears of joy being in the nation's capital with other openly gay people.
There have been faction fights over who should succeed Mr Camdessus, although the official line Ministers are sticking to is that there would be no change in direction.
It includes the disturbing fact that there were recurring faction fights between those who lived on Cave Hill's lower slopes and those at the bottom of what we call the Castlereagh Hills.