Synonyms for factionˈfæk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cabal, faction, junto, camarilla(noun)

    a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue

    Synonyms:
    sect, cabal, conspiracy, junto, faction, camarilla

  2. faction, sect(noun)

    a dissenting clique

    Synonyms:
    sect, cabal, religious order, religious sect, junto, faction, camarilla

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. faction

    A conspiracy is a combination of persons for an evil purpose, or the act of so combining. Conspiracy is a distinct crime under common, and generally under statutory, law. A faction is more extensive than a conspiracy, less formal in organization, less definite in plan. Faction and its adjective, factious, have always an unfavorable sense. Cabal commonly denotes a conspiracy of leaders. A gang is a company of workmen all doing the same work under one leader; the word is used figuratively only of combinations which it is meant to stigmatize as rude and mercenary; crew is used in a closely similar sense. A conclave is secret, but of larger numbers, ordinarily, than a cabal, and may have honorable use; as, the conclave of cardinals.

    Synonyms:
    cabal, combination, conclave, confederacy, conspiracy, crew, gang, junto

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