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Definitions of sect

  1. a subdivision of a larger religious group Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A cutting; a scion. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company or set having a common belief or allegiance distinct from others; in religion, the believers in a particular creed, or upholders of a particular practice; especially, in modern times, a party dissenting from an established church; a denomination; in philosophy, the disciples of a particular master; a school; in society and the state, an order, rank, class, or party. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A number of persons who, following a teacher or leader, hold certain opinions; a following; a party; especially, a religious denomination. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. A body of men who unite in holding some particular views, esp. in religion and philosophy: those who dissent from an established church. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. A religious denomination; an ecclesiastical faction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A body of persons united in the same tenets, chiefly in philosophy or religion, and constituting a distinct party by holding sentiments different from those of others; a school; a dissenting denomination. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A number of persons united by their attachment to some particular doctrines or tenets, usually in religion or philosophy; a body of persons dissenting from an established church. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sect

  1. He is taught the great laws of morality; the religion of his sect so much history and geography as will tell him where the great countries of the world are, what they are, and how they have become what they are. – Aphorisms and Reflections from the works of T. H. Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley
  2. Miss Wright came on the stage surrounded by a body guard of Quaker ladies, in the full costume of their sect – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
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