cabal, faction, junto, camarilla(noun)
a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
a dissenting clique
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
tumult; discord; dissension
Faction is an uncensored rock, punk, hip hop, and heavy metal music mixed channel on Sirius Satellite Radio channel 41, XM Satellite Radio channel 41 and Dish Network channel 6041. Until February 9, 2010, it was heard on DirecTV. It is also one of five alternative rock channels on Sirius XM Radio. The station plays such popular acts as Avenged Sevenfold, A Day to Remember, The Devil Wears Prada, NOFX, Beastie Boys, The Bronx, Bring Me The Horizon, Parkway Drive, Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and others. Faction is also home to The Jason Ellis Show, Radio Bam, The Mosely Method with Johnny Mosely, Marky Ramone's Punk Rock Blitzkrieg, Do It Yourself Radio, Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio, The Cosmic Commander's Sonic Reduction, and hourly FU's.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fak′shun, n. a company of persons associated or acting together, mostly used in a bad sense: a contentious party in a state or society: dissension.—adj. Fac′tional.—ns. Fac′tionary, a member of a faction; Fac′tionist.—adj. Fac′tious, turbulent: disloyal.—adv. Fac′tiously.—n. Fac′tiousness. [L. factionem—facĕre, to do.]
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
In ancient history, one of the troops or bodies of combatants in the games of the circus, especially of the horse-races.
A term applied in an ill sense to any party in a state that offers uncompromising opposition to the measures of the government, or that endeavors to excite public discontent upon unreasonable grounds.
(Fr.). The duty done by a private soldier when he patrols, goes the round, etc., but most especially when he does duty as a sentinel. The French usually say, entrer en faction, to come upon duty; etre en faction, to be upon duty; sortir de faction, to come off duty.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'faction' in Nouns Frequency: #2375
The numerical value of faction in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of faction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of faction in a Sentence
We will not allow any country or any extreme right-wing faction to justify terrorist actions, that is inexcusable.
The parliamentary faction of the Block of Petro Poroshenko has nominated Volodymyr Groysman to the post of Prime Minister. Having done everything to ensure stability and continuity of our course, I declare my decision to transfer the obligations and responsibilities of the head of government of Ukraine.
I think the (Tripoli faction) shouldn't worry.
There are two long-standing tensions in Zimbabwe: First, within ZANU-PF, between Mnangagwa's Lacoste faction and Mugabe's G40 factions, with an undertone of tribal tension.
Yellen will have a noticeable faction of the committee that's anxious to tighten again, they will need to be persuaded that the process is still in place, that this is not an indefinite pause.
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Translations for faction
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- клика, разногласие, фракция, раздорBulgarian
- διχόνοια, φατρία, φαγωμάραGreek
- suuntaus, siipiFinnish
- фракция, группировкаKyrgyz
- stronnictwo, frakcjaPolish
- facțiune, rivalitate, fracțiune, vrajbă, dezbinareRomanian
- распря, фракция, раздор, группировка, клика, интрига, разногласиеRussian
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