Faction (Constitution) Law and Legal Definition

Faction is a group formed to attain some goal within a political party or a government. It is an organized group of politically active persons within a larger group. They are usually less than a majority and may be holding a dissent from the course pursued by the party or government majority. A group having moderate views on any subject may have a faction of extremists in it. Likewise an extremists group may have in it, a faction of persons having moderate views.