[ fak-shuh-nl ]
/ ˈfæk ʃə nl /


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

Origin of factional

First recorded in 1640–50; faction1 + -al1

Related forms

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

Can be confused

factional factious fractious
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