[ sek-tuh-ree ]
/ ˈsɛk tə ri /

noun, plural sec·ta·ries.

a member of a particular sect, especially an adherent of a religious body regarded as heretical or schismatic.
a Protestant of nonconformist denomination, especially a minor one.
a person zealously devoted to a particular sect.

Origin of sectary

1550–60; < Medieval Latin sectārius, equivalent to sect(a) sect + -ārius -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for sectary

/ (ˈsɛktərɪ) /

noun plural -taries

a member of a sect, esp a person who belongs to a religious sect that is regarded as heretical or schismatic
a person excessively devoted to a particular sect
a member of a Nonconformist denomination, esp one that is small

Word Origin for sectary

C16: from Medieval Latin sectārius, from Latin secta sect
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