Associations to the word «Sect»

Wiktionary

SECT, noun. An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
SECT, noun. A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
SECT, noun. (obsolete) A cutting; a scion.

Dictionary definition

SECT, noun. A subdivision of a larger religious group.
SECT, noun. A dissenting clique.

Wise words

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