- of a faction or factions.
- self-interested; partisan: Factional interests had obstructed justice.
Origin of factional
Related formsfac·tion·al·ism, nounfac·tion·al·ist, nounin·ter·fac·tion·al, adjectiveun·fac·tion·al, adjective
First recorded in 1640–50; faction1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Word Origin and History for factionalist
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