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splinter group

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Groupings
splinter groupˈsplinter group noun [countable]  PPGGROUP OF PEOPLEa group of people that have separated from a political or religious organization because they have different ideas
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splinter groupHe was a leader of the 1892 splinter group in the Berlin Society.In Berlin a splinter group formed within the Society, but it did not secede until 1898.A week before the election a splinter group of the Moro National Liberation Front had taken several nuns captive.He'd quarrelled with them, and formed a splinter group of one.They are a hard-line conservative splinter group of the Republican Party.Every splinter group of liberalism was to centre round a café table.According to evidence given in the trial, the Commandos of Sacrifice were a Nahda splinter group.
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