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factionalism

[ fak-shuh-nl-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈfæk ʃə nlˌɪz əm /
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noun
a condition in which a group, organization, government, etc., is split into two or more smaller groups with differing and often opposing opinions or interests: Because of factionalism within the student community, only one-third of the students are officially striking.His term as director would prove difficult on occasion, primarily because of the factionalism and the poisonous relationships among some of the members.
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