sect

Part of speech: noun

A religious denomination; an ecclesiastical faction.

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Usage examples "sect":

  1. Little quarrels, local quarrels of race and sect, do unquestionably spring up here and there now and again, but they are only like the disputes of Churchmen and Dissenters in an English city, and they threaten no organic controversy. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
  2. 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", J.M. Stone.
  3. 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", Talbot Mundy.