factionalize
factionalize [fak′shənəl īz΄]
vt., vi.
factionalized, factionalizing
to divide into factions
factionalization
n.

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fac·tion·al·ize (făkʹshə-nə-līz') tr.v. fac·tion·al·ized, fac·tion·al·iz·ing, fac·tion·al·iz·es
To split (a group, for example) into disputatious factions: “Once a faculty is factionalized, of course, the process of appointments becomes partly a competition for allies” (Calvin Trillin).

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