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sect

noun [C] uk   /sekt/ usually disapproving us  
a religious group that has developed from a larger religion and is considered to have extreme or unusual beliefs or customs: When he was 16 he ran away from home and joined a religious sect.
Translations of “sect”
in Spanish secta…
in French secte…
in German die Sekte…
in Chinese (Traditional) (宗教的)派別,宗派…
in Russian секта…
in Turkish mezhep, tarikat, cemaat…
in Chinese (Simplified) (宗教的)派别,宗派…
in Polish sekta…
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