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English noun: faction

1. faction (group) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue


Synonymscabal, camarilla, junto


Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack


Member holonymcabalist

2. faction (group) a dissenting clique


Synonymssect


Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack


Narrower (hyponym)left, left wing, old guard, pro-choice faction, pro-life faction, right, right wing, splinter group









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