- sectarian spirit or tendencies; excessive devotion to a particular sect, especially in religion.
Origin of sectarianism
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Examples from the Web for sectarianism
The West says far too little about the cancer of sectarianism.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
November 9, 2014
This from a regime that never shies from accusing other countries of stoking “sectarianism.”Russia Stages a Coup in Crimea
March 1, 2014
Most Lebanese parties are genuinely trying to avoid an epidemic of sectarianism.Is Syria Being 'Lebanized' or is Lebanon Being 'Syrianized'?
August 29, 2013
Half-way around the world and almost three generations later, the sectarianism that made my family leave Lebanon still follows me.This Islamophobe Is An Arab-American Christian Like Me
Anna Lekas Miller
September 17, 2012
This vast sweep of subject-matter has a grand effect of countering any tendency to polemic or sectarianism.David's Book Club: In the Shadow of the Sword
June 4, 2012
It is sectarianism, and not religion, which would Dress every man alike.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women
George Sumner Weaver
This is not synonymous with sectarianism, creeds, dogmas or ceremonies.
We need less of the fanatics of sectarianism and more of the unifying mind.Liberalism
L. T. Hobhouse
Let the child believe anything or nothing, so as it is not some form of "sectarianism."Public School Education
Perhaps no man was ever more free from sectarianism than George Whitefield.George Whitefield
Word Origin and History for sectarianism
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper