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Princeton's WordNet

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

    a subdivision of a larger religious group

  2. faction, sect(noun)

    a dissenting clique


  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 Dictionary

  1. Sect(noun)

    a cutting; a scion

    Etymology: [L. secare, sectum, to cut.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. secare, sectum, to cut.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sect

    sekt, n. a body of men who unite in holding some particular views, esp. in religion and philosophy: those who dissent from an established church: a denomination: a school of philosophy: a party: faction: apparel: a part cut off.—adj. Sectā′rian, pertaining to, or peculiar to, a sect: bigotedly devoted to the interests of a sect, narrow, exclusive (also Sectā′rial).—n. one of a sect: one strongly imbued with the characteristics of a sect.—v.t. Sectā′rianise.—ns. Sectā′rianism, quality or character of a sectarian: excessive devotion to a sect; Sec′tarist; Sec′tary, one of a sect: a dissenter; Sectā′tor (obs.), an adherent of a school or party; Sec′tist; Sect′-mas′ter, the leader of a sect.—Sectarial marks, emblems marked on the foreheads of the different sects in India. [Fr. secte—L. secta, a school of philosophy—secāre, sectum, to cut off.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sect in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sect in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of sect in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The face tears up from laughter, and there is not flesh and soul, but a continuous smile of awareness. 2. A ghost is a hologram record of the projection of the universe, once generated by an accident of chaos, living in reality. This spirit is like the same memoirs and nostalgia of the past. This is a retro record of bygone times, traveling in empty eternity and nonsense, feeling only insensibility. A time-space film of time and space existing in time, in the depressing eternity of reality, in the void of consciousness of loneliness. A ghost who sees is not evolutionary progress, but the life cycle of a temporary transformation, rotting from the depravity of people. 3. Loneliness is a catcher of erotic dreams. 4. Careerism is a children's entertainment, attraction mini-golf of self-motivation and discipline. 5. Death from the dust of all the dead and dust of memories. Fear is all out of the darkness of the subconscious of billions of threads of manipulation. 6. Love relationships as a table hockey attraction, and the puck is the fault. 7. Laziness as an attraction a children's rocking chair is an illusion of movement. 8. The idea appeared in a mirror maze and it is reflected in all the mirrors, that is, the opinion that the source cannot be found because it is hidden from your eyes. You see that opinion is a sect.

  2. Mohammed Abbas:

    We distribute them according to sect or ethnicity so we can reach all areas, we send the Kurd to the Kurdish areas and the Turkman to the Turkmen areas.

  3. Sheikh Sabah:

    We believe that Kuwait is for all its citizens and not for one party or sect, all live on its earth and ally themselves to its identity.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.

  5. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Man can be categorized into three levels on social strata: One who are Consciously Unconscious, second who are Unconsciously Conscious - while both are inter-dependent for their survival; the third by and large a rare breed, Consciously Conscious sect – who don’t ever relate to this world!”

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