factional

[ fak-shuh-nl ]
/ ˈfæk ʃə nl /

adjective

of a faction or factions.
self-interested; partisan: Factional interests had obstructed justice.

Nearby words

  1. fact-finding,
  2. factice,
  3. facticity,
  4. faction,
  5. faction fight,
  6. factionalism,
  7. factionalize,
  8. factious,
  9. factiously,
  10. factitious

Origin of factional

First recorded in 1640–50; faction1 + -al1

Related formsfac·tion·al·ism, nounfac·tion·al·ist, nounin·ter·fac·tion·al, adjectiveun·fac·tion·al, adjective

Can be confusedfactional factious fractious

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Word Origin and History for factional

factional

adj.

1640s, from faction + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper