faction faction  /ˈfæk ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
  2. (n) a dissenting clique

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • The faction held the majority party to ransom and during the time the spoils were being distributed, extracted their pound of flesh.

News

  1. From the West looking East: ‘Tents’ in need of revival

    Three words for some thoughtful young Republicans concerned about the future of their party: Save your breath. Those worried that the GOP is losing traction with young voters know exactly who runs the party today: its most reactionary — meaning least conciliatory — faction in generations. So the College Republican National Committee could have saved precious ink and said “the heck with” rather ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  2. Opinion: The church is need of a revival

    Three words for some thoughtful young Republicans concerned about the future of their party: Save your breath. Those worried that the GOP is losing traction with young voters know exactly who runs the party today: its most reactionary — meaning least conciliatory — faction in generations.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Summit Daily News

Quotes

  1. "Let no individual, section, faction or group ever regard itself as greater than the organization," Mandela said. "Our nation comes from a history of deep division and strife; let us never, through our deeds or words, take our people back...
    on Aug 2, 2008 By: Nelson Mandela Source: Washington Post

  2. Burns said that because of a "tumultuous political environment" in Iran "we believe there is a faction inside that government that wishes to accept this offer to negotiate."
    on Mar 24, 2007 By: Nicholas Burns Source: USA Today

  3. "When our troops go into battle, they serve no faction," Obama said. "They serve no party. They represent no race or region. They are simply Americans."
    on May 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

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