factional

[fak-shuh-nl]
adjective
1.
of a faction or factions.
2.
self-interested; partisan: Factional interests had obstructed justice.

Origin:
1640–50; faction1 + -al1

factionalism, noun
factionalist, noun
interfactional, adjective
unfactional, adjective

factional, factious, fractious.
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faction1 (ˈfækʃən)
 
n
1.  a group of people forming a minority within a larger body, esp a dissentious group
2.  strife or dissension within a group
 
[C16: from Latin factiō a making, from facere to make, do]
 
'factional1
 
adj
 
'factionalism1
 
n
 
'factionalist1
 
n

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factionalism
1904, Amer.Eng., from factional + -ism.
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Example sentences
In early territorial politics, factionalism and prejudice ruled the day.
The degree to which political or regional factionalism or armed conflicts are adversely affecting government of the country.
The appointed trustees have not demonstrated the factionalism that had occurred among locally elected board members.
Frequent internal splits have produced great factionalism.
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