splinter group love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group, such as a religious sect or political faction, that has broken away from a parent group.

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  • n. A group of members of a political party or of a similar organisation who have decided to create their own organisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization


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  • In Dublin on May 6, 1882, members of a paramilitary splinter group called the Invincibles murdered them with surgical knives in broad daylight at the gates of Phoenix Park, the seat of British authority.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • In addition, Spartacus had lost the men of the Celtic-German splinter group and perhaps other individual defectors as the going got rough.

    The Spartacus War

  • Today it is based in Portugal, where it claims to concentrate on charity work and historical research, although there is a splinter group that operates from the evocatively named Sion in Switzerland60.

    The Templar Revelation


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