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verb (used with object), sec·tar·i·an·ized, sec·tar·i·an·iz·ing.
  1. to make sectarian.
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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Examples from the Web for sectarianize

Historical Examples

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

    The Story of the Hymns and Tunes</p>

    Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth

British Dictionary definitions for sectarianize



  1. (tr) to render sectarian
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