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Factious, 1) joining a cause, taking part in a quarrel: “make up no f. numbers for the matter; in thine own person answer thy abuse,” H6B II, 1, 40. “you and your husband were f. for the house of Lancaster,” R3 I, 3, 128. “you have been f. one against the other,” II, 1, 20. “be f. for redress,” Caes. I, 3, 118.
2) dissentious, rebellious: H6A IV, 1, 113. H6A IV, 1, 113 H6B V, 1, 135. H6C I, 1, 74. Troil. I, 3, 191. II, 2, 209.
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