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Meaning of “sect” in the English Dictionary

"sect" in British English

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sectnoun [C]

uk   us   /sekt/ usually disapproving
a ​religiousgroup that has ​separated from a ​largerreligion and is ​considered to have ​extreme or ​unusualbeliefs 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 ​religiousgroup with ​beliefs that make it different from a ​larger or more ​establishedreligion it has separated from: a ​Christian sect A sect is also a ​smallgroup of ​people who ​share a ​particular set of ​politicalbeliefs.
(Definition of sect from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sect”
in Spanish secta…
in Vietnamese phái, môn phái…
in Malaysian taifah…
in Thai นิกาย, คณะในทางศาสนา…
in French secte…
in German die Sekte…
in Chinese (Simplified) (宗教的)派别,宗派…
in Turkish mezhep, tarikat, cemaat…
in Russian секта…
in Indonesian sekte…
in Chinese (Traditional) (宗教的)派別,宗派…
in Polish sekta…
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