NOTE: often refers to political forces within a larger political entity
The most left-wing faction of the Democratic party does not endorse this candidate.
Certain factions within the neo-conservative movement are breaking rank with the president.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2
NOTE: refers to a divisive state of affairs, rather than identifying a specific subgroup.
Members of the leadership are hoping to avoid a faction by this compromise.
The power vacuum led to a faction among the revolutionary elite.
WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b