factionalize

transitive verb
fac·​tion·​al·​ize | \ ˈfakshənᵊlˌīz, -shnəˌlīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of factionalize

: to split into factions

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First Known Use of factionalize

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for factionalize

factional + -ize

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The first known use of factionalize was in 1888

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“Factionalize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factionalize. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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