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sectnoun [C]

uk   /sekt/ us   /sekt/ usually disapproving
a religious group that has separated 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.
(Definition of sect from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sectnoun [C]

us   /sekt/
a religious group with beliefs that make it different from a larger or more established religion it has separated from: a Christian sect
A sect is also a small group of people who share a particular set of political beliefs.
(Definition of sect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sect”
in Vietnamese phái, môn phái…
in Spanish secta…
in Malaysian taifah…
in Thai นิกาย, คณะในทางศาสนา…
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 Indonesian sekte…
in Polish sekta…
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