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sectariannoun [C], adjective

uk   /sekˈteə.ri.ən/  us   /-ˈter.i-/ mainly disapproving
(a ​person) ​stronglysupporting a ​particularreligiousgroup and not ​willing to ​accept other ​beliefs: a sectarian ​murder He called on ​terrorists on both ​sides of the sectarian ​divide to end the ​cycle of ​violence.
sectarianism
noun [U] uk   us   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ disapproving
(Definition of sectarian from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sectarianadjective [not gradable]

 us   /sekˈteər·i·ən/
relating to a sect, or ​happening between sects: sectarian ​fighting
(Definition of sectarian from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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