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Origin of sect
Origin of -sect
Examples from the Web for sect
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
Perhaps what the sect and its leader most teach us is the way some on the American and Israeli Right are desperate for allies.The Hedonistic, Possibly Holocaust-Denying Sect That’s Hoodwinking Republican Congressmen|Jay Michaelson|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It would be altogether a mistake to identify Burns with the New Light party, or with any other sect.Robert Burns|Gabriel Setoun
The Essens also, as we call a sect of ours, were excused from this imposition.The Antiquities of the Jews|Flavius Josephus
Asoka elevated, so Mr. Smith has said, a sect of Hinduism to the rank of a world-religion.Studies in Literature and History|Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
Whosoever at least they were and of what sect soever, I am sure they were neither Lutherans nor Zuinglians.The Apology of the Church of England|John Jewel
Yes, and I have reason to believe that there is plotting and conniving between the Empress and the accursed Christian sect.Valeria|William Henry Withrow
- 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
Word Origin for -sect
mid-14c., "distinctive system of beliefs or observances; party or school within a religion," from Old French secte, sete "sect, religious community," or directly from Late Latin secta "religious group, sect in philosophy or religion," from Latin secta "manner, mode, following, school of thought," literally "a way, road, beaten path," from fem. of sectus, variant past participle of sequi "follow," from PIE *sekw- (1) "to follow" (see sequel). Confused in this sense with Latin secta, fem. past participle of secare "to cut" (see section (n.)). Meaning "separately organized religious body" is recorded from 1570s.
A religious group, especially one that has separated from a larger group. Sect is often a term of disapproval.