What does the word sect mean?

Usage examples for sect

  1. This condition had been accepted, but from the very beginning, Anabaptists, Sacramentarians, and heretics of every imaginable sect appeared, and claimed the right of speech. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  2. They were all willing to listen to a member of the Ichwan sect, for the news of its power and political designs had spread wherever men talk Arabic. – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy