Definitions

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  • n. The splitting of a group into factions
  • n. Conflict between factions

Etymologies

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factional +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Internal factionalism is being addressed with junior opposition partners (domestic and foreign) being slowly subordinated to their command structure, sometimes violently.

    Derrick Crowe: General Petraeus, Proconsul of Fantasyland

  • Demand their support quietly we must appear unified against the certain factionalism that will erupt after president Blair.

    Lets Get Serious

  • But to have this kind of factionalism right in the middle of a war really says the president didn't have a grip on this, and he allowed his lieutenants to really go after each other with knives.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2007

  • What progress are we making, since the NGC, in rolling back negative tendencies such as factionalism, careerism, opportunism and corruption in our ranks?

    CONFERENCE UPDATE/3

  • This process of branch restructuring has enthused our membership in Johannesburg and contributed decisively to building the unity of our movement and eliminating negative tendencies such as factionalism, careerism and opportunism.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This kind of factionalism and power corruption has infected the rest of government as well, hampering its ability to extend a positive presence much beyond Kabul.

    Top Stories From AOL News

  • Before joining the BSP, Bhardwaj has had short stints in the Congress and the BJP but left both following "factionalism" in the two major parties.

    The Times of India

  • Traits such as factionalism, leadership squabble and hold on status are inherent in their setup just as in any.

    United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal

  • "factionalism" and a "widening gap between the party and its leadership", Botha said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • This is destroying the party, eating it ... this is how the party is losing power to the MDC, who are supporting this factionalism which is working in their favor. "

    Ottawa Sun

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