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1. sect

noun. ['ˈsɛkt'] a subdivision of a larger religious group.

Synonyms

  • Shiah
  • Quakers
  • Kokka Shinto
  • Vaishnavism
  • religious order
  • High Church
  • High Anglican Church
  • Saktism
  • Zurvanism
  • religion
  • Abecedarian
  • Waldenses
  • Karaites
  • religious sect
  • Haredi
  • Cathars
  • Shua
  • Jainism
  • ISKCON
  • Religious Society of Friends
  • Shakers
  • Shiah Islam
  • Sunni
  • Taoism
  • brethren
  • Vaudois
  • Shivaism
  • Society of Friends
  • order
  • convent
  • monastic order
  • International Society for Krishna Consciousness
  • Amish sect
  • organized religion
  • Kokka
  • Hare Krishna
  • faith
  • Shia
  • Sunni Islam
  • Shaktism
  • Cathari
  • Albigenses
  • Vaisnavism
  • Sivaism
  • Shuha Shinto
  • United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing

Antonyms

  • unbelief
  • apophatism
  • doctrine of analogy
  • cataphatism

Etymology

  • secte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Sect

  • teleconnect
  • overprotect
  • interconnect
  • disrespect
  • reinspect
  • misdirect
  • disinfect
  • disconnect
  • reconnect
  • recollect
  • nondirect
  • interject
  • disaffect
  • suspect
  • subject
  • resurrect
  • respect
  • reflect
  • reelect
  • redirect
  • project
  • neglect
  • inspect
  • indirect
  • incorrect
  • expect
  • deflect
  • confect
  • unchecked
  • select

Example sentences of the word sect


1. Noun, singular or mass
From at least as far back as the 1990s, this sect of Democrats has become increasingly more prominent.

2. Adjective
This sect emphasized the importance of the Buddha of infinite light, called Amida Buddha.

Quotes containing the word sect


1. Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.
- Robert A. Heinlein

2. A sect or party is an elegant incognito devised to save a man from the vexation of thinking.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. sect

noun. ['ˈsɛkt'] a dissenting clique.

Synonyms

  • coterie
  • camp
  • old guard
  • pro-choice faction
  • left
  • right
  • right wing
  • splinter group
  • left wing
  • clique
  • inner circle
  • ingroup
  • faction
  • pack

Antonyms

  • downgrade
  • snarl
  • entangle
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • secte (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • secte (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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