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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.
But Welshman Ncube, a spokesman for the splinter group, denied reports of any deal with Mugabe, saying "it's a lie".
The record shows that Lee and longtime Communist Angela Davis were colleagues in the above-cited Red splinter group.
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.
WASHINGTON -- Bruce Raynor's splinter group is holding what it calls a convention this weekend in Philadelphia.
AN al-Qaida splinter group has kidnapped a French citizen in Algeria and announced it will kill him unless France ends its participation in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.
Summary: Syrian government airstrikes against suspected ISIS positions in Deir al-Zor Wednesday killed nearly a dozen civilians, among them the brother of a physician being held by the Al-Qaeda splinter group, activists said.
TPC, founded Brajesh Ganju, is a splinter group of the Maoists, active in areas Chatra, Latehar and Ranchi.
12 ( ANI ): Mahuwadar block in Jharkhand's Latehar District is a focal point of fierce rivalry between the CPI (Maoist) and its splinter group, the Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC).
A renegade splinter group of the Continuity IRA said in a statement it was responsible and tried to claim the dad of two - gunned down in Dublin on Monday - was in a drugs gang.
Those attacks, claimed by the Real IRA splinter group, also injured nobody.
The Racial Volunteer Force ( RVF) is described on Wikipedia, the internet encyclopedia, as "the a violent splinter group of the British neo-Nazi group Combat 18 with close ties to far right paramilitary group, British Freedom Fighters.
It was held to ransom by a splinter group of the recently-formed Sons of Shankly (SOS) fans' group.