Factionary Fac"tion*a*ry, a. [Cf. F. factionnaire, L. factionarius the head of a company of charioteers.] Belonging to a faction; being a partisan; taking sides. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Always factionary on the party of your general. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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