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  1. sect, religious sect, religious order(noun)

    a subdivision of a larger religious group

  2. faction, sect(noun)

    a dissenting clique

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  1. sect(Noun)

    A cult or religious movement. a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

    A religious sect.

  2. sect(Noun)

    A group following a specific ideal or a leader.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sect(noun)

    a cutting; a scion

  2. Sect(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. secare, sectum, to cut.]

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  1. Sect

    A sect is a subgroup of a religious, political or philosophical belief system, usually an offshoot of a larger religious group. Although in past it was mostly used to refer to religious groups, it has since expanded and in modern culture can refer to any organization that breaks away from a larger one to follow a different set of rules and principles. The term is occasionally used in a malicious way to suggest the broken-off group follows a more negative path than the original. The historical usage of the term sect in Christendom has had pejorative connotations, referring to a group or movement with heretical beliefs or practices that deviate from those of groups considered orthodox. A sect as used in an Indian context refers to an organized tradition.


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