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faction fight

(South African) a fight between rival Black groups, usually originating in tribal or clan feuds
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  • A certain very poor widow was paying the priest money for the soul of her son, who was killed in a faction fight.

  • The report of the Tuam Herald reads like a faction fight in a whiskey-shop.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • It was a faction fight or something of that kind, and of course there is no feeling of a religious or party nature in it.

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