One of the divisions or parties of charioteers (distinguished by their colors) in the games of the circus.
A party, in political society, combined or acting in union, in opposition to the government, or state; -- usually applied to a minority, but it may be applied to a majority; a combination or clique of partisans of any kind, acting for their own interests, especially if greedy, clamorous, and reckless of the common good.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. John Adams
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. George Washington
A faction willing to take the risks of making war on the ossified status quo in the Middle East can be described as many things, but not as conservative. Christopher Hitchens
We are now living in a post-Roosevelt, post-Reagan universe. What comes next will not be post-partisan, because faction is an intrinsic human impulse. Jon Meacham
It's a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult. Craig Bruce
faction in Danish is parti
faction in Dutch is partij, stem
faction in French is parti, faction
faction in German is Splitterpartei
faction in Norwegian is gruppe, fraksjon
faction in Swedish is split, parti, partigrupp
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