Meaning of FACTION in English


A somewhat derogatory term for a group of people banded together to seek some self-serving or "selfish" goal through the political process, with the implication being that they usually hope to do this by riding rough-shod over the rights or legitimate interests of many of their fellow citizens.

[See also: rent-seeking behavior ]

English glossary of political economy terms.      Английский глоссарий политико-экономических терминов.