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splinter group

A group, organization, or movement of people that separates or departs from a larger group due to having divergent ideas, ideology, goals, plans, etc. The splinter group consists of radicals who broke from the orthodox church to form a new ministry based on religious extremism. The group of politicians, lobbyists, and activists had the ambition of becoming a new political party, but they never grew into anything more than a minor splinter group that dissipated after the following election season.
See also: group, splinter

splinter group

A part of an organization that breaks away from the main body, usually owing to disagreement. For example, Perot's supporters at first constituted a splinter group but soon formed a third political party . This idiom alludes to the noun splinter, a fragment of wood or some other material that is split or broken off. [Mid-1900s]
See also: group, splinter
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In another chat between Yasin and Afeef, who was part of the splinter group, another breakaway member Shafi briefed Yasin about Iqbal Bhatkal getting into a scuffle with other members.
The number of Aleph followers stands at about 1,300 while that of the splinter group is about 200, the agency said.
Pandey claimed that blasts were planned and executed by the splinter group of SIMI which had created a new organization under the name of Indian Mujahedeen which was headed by Mufti Abdul Bashir, who was arrested yesterday morning in Azamgarh.
Arthur Mutambara, who heads a splinter group of the opposition MDC, signed up to a power-sharing accord late on Tuesday, a Zanu-PF official said.
He witnessed the actions of the Weather Underground, a splinter group of Students for a Democratic Society, which, in the late '60s, turned to violence against the U.S.
As well as the Stick 'Em Up Krew, the gang's bitter rivals are The Peel Dem Crew - who write songs glamorising gun violence - and Peckham's Blood Set, a splinter group of the Peckham Boys who are notorious for "ride-by" stabbings.
He and Mel are both members of a radical right-wing splinter group which has broken away from the Catholic Church.
Johnson (teaches history and English at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas) is the true history of a Mormon splinter group, led by maverick Mormon apostle Lyman Wight.
PITTSBURGH -- The Anglican Communion Network, a conservative splinter group of 10 Episcopal dioceses, has approved a financial plan to fund the network's missions and headquarters.
The record shows that Lee and longtime Communist Angela Davis were colleagues in the above-cited Red splinter group. Lee also belonged to the Red front called the U.S.-Grenada Society, which supported dictator Maurice Bishop.
The WPA also voted to admit -- without conditions -- a splinter group of Soviet psychiatrists known as the Independent Psychiatric Association.
After World War II, a splinter group called Soka Gakkai, reviving Nichiren's teachings, claimed over a million members.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, who had been associated with TTP and later its splinter group, the Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA), reportedly turned himself in earlier this year.
He later made his splinter group JuA after the killing of TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud in 2014.