factio

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From faciō (I make, do) +‎ -tiō (action noun suffix), with a metaphorical primary meaning.

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Noun[edit]

factiō f (genitive factiōnis); third declension

  1. a political faction, a group of people acting together
    • 2003, Hannelore Zöllner, Eximia victoria Stoiberiana [1], Nuntii Latini Radio Bremen, Septembris 2003
      Christiana Unio Socialis tantam victoriam assecuta est, quantam in Germania nulla umquam factio ex electionibus liberis tulerat: abhinc Bavariam regere poterit duabus partibus [2/3] legatorum nisa.
      The Christian Social Union has achieved a victory that no other party in Germany has carried out: henceforth it will rule Bavaria holding two thirds of the legislature.
  2. a company of charioteers
  3. (rare) an act of making or doing; a preparation

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative factiō factiōnēs
Genitive factiōnis factiōnum
Dative factiōnī factiōnibus
Accusative factiōnem factiōnēs
Ablative factiōne factiōnibus
Vocative factiō factiōnēs

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