Origin of sect
OTHER WORDS FROM sectsubsect, nounun·der·sect, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sectsects , sex
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Other definitions for sect (2 of 3)
Origin of -sect
Other definitions for sect (3 of 3)
How to use sect in a sentence
Fasting is also possible throughout the year by individuals, but this celebration is the common communal embracing of fasting across sects.
Yesterday, Twitter deleted tweets and videos of President Muhammadu Buhari making threats of punishment to a sect called IPOB in the South-Eastern part of the country after he blamed them for attacks on government buildings.Nigeria suspends Twitter operations, says platform ‘undermines its corporate existence’|Tage Kene-Okafor|June 4, 2021|TechCrunch
For a certain jet-setting sect, wide-open spaces with views, few Covid-19 cases, and the freedom to go maskless are all the rage.
She specifically focused on the Satmar community, the sect Feldman was once part of.Inside ‘Unorthodox’: How the Netflix series lined up its cast and costume design|radmarya|August 30, 2020|Fortune
It also resembles those of a 1st-century sect leader in Palestine who was also popular with the poor.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor?|Jay Michaelson|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On a 2,813-acre tract roughly 30 miles west, Washington found a Calvinist sect called the Seceders squatting on his land.
He was an Ahmadi, a minority Muslim sect that Pakistan has declared un-Islamic and against which it discriminates horribly.Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner|Chris Allbritton|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perl loved all kinds of music, including rock and roll, growing up in the Chabad community, a sect of Hasidic Judaism.The Sisterhood of Bulletproof Stockings: It’s Ladies’ Night for Hasidic Rockers|Emily Shire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Yazidis, members of an ancient religious sect, fled when the Islamic State overran their homes.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?|Jacob Siegel|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In this she differed from others of her sect, who strove to convey the idea of humility both outwardly and inwardly.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
He was the chief of the seven sages of Greece, and founder of the Ionic sect of philosophers.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The reader may give three lines to both, if he pleases; see note to sect.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Certainly the most cultivated and aristocratic sect--the Sadducees--repudiated it altogether; while the Pharisees held to it.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I|John Lord
At the close of the last century there existed a religious sect who were in favour of abandoning the use of clothing.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for sect (1 of 2)
- a schismatic religious body characterized by an attitude of exclusivity in contrast to the more inclusive religious groups called denominations or Churches
- a religious group regarded as extreme or heretical
Word Origin for sect
British Dictionary definitions for sect (2 of 2)
Word Origin for -sect
Cultural definitions for sect
A religious group, especially one that has separated from a larger group. Sect is often a term of disapproval.