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fac·tion 1

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

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.]
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factionalism, factionism

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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[ˈfækʃənəlɪzm] Nenfrentamientos mpl entre distintas facciones
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[ˈfækʃənəlɪzəm] ndissensions fpl intestinesfact of life
n (gen)réalité f, réalité f de la vie
facts of life npl (sexual) to tell sb about the facts of life → expliquer à qn d'où viennent les bébés
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ninterne Streitigkeiten plor Querelen pl
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The Nepali Congress that has been mired by factionalism had finally agreed to constitute its work execution committee after party president Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel agreed to divide the members of the committee between them during a meeting held at the Budhani-lkantha residence of Deuba.
Former DPP Yilan County Commissioner Lin Chin-tsai led a delegation of local people to deliver a support petition for a joint Tsai-Lai ticket to the Central Election Commission, in order to demonstrate opposition against party factionalism.
The study reveals that factionalism and conflict are not necessarily bad for activist organizations and creative collectives, and can actually build a stronger, more dynamic organizations.
South Africa's governing party since the end of apartheid in 1994 is celebrating this milestone amid deep divisions, factionalism and a litany of corruption allegations.
MITHI -- Literati have expressed deep concern that rampant factionalism among writers and poets and unnecessary interference by vested interests in the government has caused Sindhi Adabi Sangat to lose its prestige and relevance.
Sioux tribal politics and factionalism alone is controversial.
Chapter Three expounds upon military organizational culture, which was heavily influenced by royalism, the army's dominance over the other services, military factionalism and the long-standing relationship between the Thai and US militaries.
Tolerating the rAPC is like encouraging factionalism. There should be zero tolerance for factionalism.'
However, they should also be appreciated in a parallel context: Palestine's own factionalism and infighting.