Origin of factious
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1. divisive, disputatious, mutinous, contentious.
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Examples from the Web for factiously
A right that Cato or Phocion would have prized, though it may sometimes have been frivolously or factiously exercised!Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3
- given to, producing, or characterized by faction
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Word Origin and History for factiously
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).
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