Meaning of factionalist in English:

factionalist

Pronunciation /ˈfakʃ(ə)nəlɪst/ /ˈfakʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪst/ /ˈfakʃən(ə)lɪst/

noun

  • A member or supporter of a faction, a person involved in factionalism; a creator or leader of a faction.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of factionalists or factionalism.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Sunday Herald (Syracuse, New York). From factional + -ist.