An example of a faction is a small and angry group within an otherwise peaceful political party.
- a group of people inside a political party, club, government, etc. working in a common cause against other such groups or against the main body
- partisan conflict within an organization or a country; dissension
Origin of factionfrom French faction and Classical Latin factio, a making, doing, group of this kind from past participle of Classical Latin facere, do
Origin of factiona blend of fact and fiction
- A group of persons forming a cohesive, usually contentious minority within a larger group.
- Conflict within an organization or nation; internal dissension: “Our own beloved country … is now afflicted with faction and civil war” ( Abraham Lincoln )
Origin of factionFrench from Latin factiō factiōn- from factus past participle of facere to do ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
- A literary work or film that is a mix of fact and fiction.
Origin of factionBlend of fact fiction
Origin of -factionMiddle English -faccioun from Old French -faction from Latin -factiō -factiōn- from factus past participle of facere to make ; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.