Part of speech: noun

A party within a party; a cabal.

Part of speech: noun

Violent opposition, as to a government; dissension.

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Usage examples "faction":

  1. The " Jingos," as will be remembered, were the faction in the country who favoured an aggressive policy during the recent Russian war. - "A Cursory History of Swearing", Julian Sharman.
  2. Ethan, from motives of economy, had always been glad that Zeena was of the latter faction. - "Ethan Frome", Edith Wharton.
  3. Barney touched the bell once more, and presently an officer of the Blentz faction answered the summons. - "The Mad King", Edgar Rice Burroughs.