Definitions for factiousˈfæk ʃəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
given to faction; dissentious.
pertaining to or proceeding from faction:
Origin of factious:
1525–35; < L factiōsus belonging to a faction
dissentious, divisive, factious(adj)
dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)
Of, pertaining to, or caused by factions.
Given to or characterized by discordance or insubordination.
Origin: From the Latin factiosus "divisive; inclined to separate"; derivative of factionem
given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons
pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels