Definition for FAC'TIOUS

FAC'TIOUS, a. [Fr. factieux; L. factiosus.]

  1. Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government; turbulent; prone to clamor against public measures or men. No state is free from factious citizens.
  2. Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; as factious tumults; factious quarrels. – Dryden.

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