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verb (used with object), sec·tar·i·an·ized, sec·tar·i·an·iz·ing.
  1. to make sectarian.
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Also especially British, sec·tar·i·an·ise.

Origin of sectarianize

First recorded in 1835–45; sectarian + -ize
Related formsun·sec·tar·i·an·ize, verb (used with object), un·sec·tar·i·an·ized, un·sec·tar·i·an·iz·ing.
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Historical Examples

  • Such zeal is as needless as trying to sectarianize an Old Testament Psalm.

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes

    Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for sectarianize



  1. (tr) to render sectarian
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