Origin of factious
Examples from the Web for factious
If the lawyers in Dublin were guilty of factious opposition to the Government, they were not altogether without excuse.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
I can also with perfect sincerity declare that the vote which I shall give to-night will not be a factious vote.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Now, in counselling opposition of the most determined nature to any such attempt, we are actuated by no factious spirit.
It was not merely the factious Tories who repeated the mis-statement, though they naturally used it most industriously.Charles Bradlaugh: a Record of His Life and Work, Volume II (of 2)|Hypatia Bradlaugh Bonner and J. M. (John Mackinnon) Robertson
Little opposition seems to have been made, for the factious spirit which was rampant in Norfolk and Suffolk was less violent here.Sir Christopher Wren|Lucy Phillimore
British Dictionary definitions for factious
Word Origin and History for factious
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).