Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Belonging to a faction; partisan; taking sides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to a faction; being a partisan; taking sides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Active as a partizan; factious; zealous.

Etymologies

Compare French factionnaire, Latin factionarius the head of a company of charioteers. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • ` ` De devil, goot Edie, '' answered Dousterswivel, ` ` why does you speak so loud as a baarenhauter, or what you call a factionary ---

    The Antiquary

  • "De devil, goot Edie," answered Dousterswivel, "why does you speak so loud as a baarenhauter, or what you call a factionary -- I mean a sentinel?"

    The Antiquary — Volume 02

  • “De devil, goot Edie,” answered Dousterswivel, “why does you speak so loud as a baarenhauter, or what you call a factionary — I mean a sentinel?”

    The Antiquary

  • The convention had become factionary and wasted much time in vindicitiveness and political revenge.

    Archive 2008-02-10

  • Paris, 1823; A great resource for those who want to take the time to read about what the Reine-Martyre and her family was really like and not what some factionary wishes you to beleive.

    How la Reine-Martyre Marie-Antoinette was clothed

  • Charlotte approached him and told him she had news from Normandy of the factionary Girondins who had escaped to Caen.

    Charlotte Corday a Short Biography

  • Menenius, always factionary on the party of your general.

    The Tragedy of Coriolanus

  • In his capital at Arcot, Nawab Walajah, who had many factionary enemies, would assuredly have found himself in a dangerous centre of intrigue; but he was wise in his generation; for as soon as he had gained his independence he sought and obtained from the Governor of

    The Story of Madras

  • Prithee, fellow, remember my name is Menenius, always factionary on the party of your general.

    Coriolanus

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