ISIS has been at the root of the internecine warfare between Syrian rebel groups.
Then, as Bengal slid into internecine chaos, Banerjee raised an inspired call: "Poriborton!"
And much of the reported violence is internecine warfare between Christians and Muslims, with atrocities on all sides.
To civil servants who operated under the internecine Labour government, all this has come as a welcome surprise.
She is even-handed in detailing the internecine battles between Insurgents and Regulars for control of the party.
Of the three alternatives open to them—conversion, internecine war, and tribute, they chose the last.
internecine destruction probably has a meaning we can only guess at.
An interregnum of ten years occurred, during which there was internecine war between these claimants to his throne.
The key is, no doubt, to be found in the internecine jealousies of the sections.
But western Europe was too much occupied with internecine feuds to unite effectively against the common enemy.
1660s, "deadly, destructive," from Latin internecinus "very deadly, murderous, destructive," from internecare "kill or destroy," from inter (see inter-) + necare "kill" (see noxious). Considered in the OED as misinterpreted in Johnson's Dictionary , which defined it as "endeavouring mutual destruction," on association of inter- with "mutual" when the prefix supposedly is used in this case as an intensive. From Johnson, wrongly or not, has come the main modern definition of "mutually destructive."