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Bolshevik (often l.c.) a member of the majority faction of the party that seized power in 1917 and formed the Communist party in the Soviet Union. [1/3 definitions]
cleavage the splitting of an organization into opposing groups, as from conflicting ideas; faction. [1/4 definitions]
factional of or relating to a faction.
factious inclined toward or promoting faction; divisive or dissentious. [2 definitions]
Ghibelline a member of an aristocratic faction in medieval Italy that supported the authority of the German emperors over the papacy. (Cf. Guelph.)
Guelph a member of a medieval Italian political faction that supported the pope against the German emperors. (Cf. Ghibelline.)
left wing a faction of a political party or other group that advocates liberal reform or radical, revolutionary change, esp. in the social, political, or economic order. (Cf. right wing.)
lily-white one who advocates, or is a member of an organization that advocates, exclusion of nonwhites, esp. a member of a former faction of the Republican party in the southern United States that opposed the inclusion of blacks in the party. [1/4 definitions]