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Origin of sect
OTHER WORDS FROM sectsubsect, nounun·der·sect, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sectsects , sex
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Definition for sect (2 of 3)
Origin of -sect
Definition for sect (3 of 3)
Example sentences from the Web for sect
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
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British Dictionary definitions for sect (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for sect
A religious group, especially one that has separated from a larger group. Sect is often a term of disapproval.