What does the word faction mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Julian Sharman
  2. Ethan, from motives of economy, had always been glad that Zeena was of the latter faction. – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
  3. Barney touched the bell once more, and presently an officer of the Blentz faction answered the summons. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs