The internecine struggle is highlighted by an internal clash that took place in July.
Then, as Bengal slid into internecine chaos, Banerjee raised an inspired call: "Poriborton!"
To civil servants who operated under the internecine Labour government, all this has come as a welcome surprise.
1660s, "deadly, destructive," from Latin internecinus "very deadly, murderous, destructive," from internecare "kill or destroy," from inter (see inter-) + necare "kill" (see noxious). Considered in the OED as misinterpreted in Johnson's Dictionary , which defined it as "endeavouring mutual destruction," on association of inter- with "mutual" when the prefix supposedly is used in this case as an intensive. From Johnson, wrongly or not, has come the main modern definition of "mutually destructive."