Origin of factious
Examples from the Web for factiously
A right that Cato or Phocion would have prized, though it may sometimes have been frivolously or factiously exercised!Constitutional History of England, volume 3 of 3|Henry Hallam
British Dictionary definitions for factiously
Word Origin and History for factiously
1530s, from Middle French factieux and directly from Latin factiosus "partisan, seditious, inclined to form parties," from factionem (see faction).