sectarianism

[ sek-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m ]
/ sɛkˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm /

noun

sectarian spirit or tendencies; excessive devotion to a particular sect, especially in religion.

QUIZZES

Fend Off Sciolism With This Word Of The Day Quiz
Are you the Cinderella of this week’s quiz? Test your memory on the words and definitions from March 23–29.
Question 1 of 7
schlep

Origin of sectarianism

First recorded in 1810–20; sectarian + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for sectarianism