Fac"tious (?). a. [L. factiosus: cf. F. factieux.]
Given to faction; addicted to form parties and raise dissensions, in opposition to government or the common good; turbulent; seditious; prone to clamor against public measures or men; -- said of persons.
Factious for the house of Lancaster.
Pertaining to faction; proceeding from faction; indicating, or characterized by, faction; -- said of acts or expressions; as, factious quarrels.
Headlong zeal or factious fury.
-- Fac"tious*ly, adv. -- Fac"tious-ness, n.
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