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sectarian

noun [C], adjective uk   /sekˈteə.ri.ən/ us    /-ˈter.i-/ mainly disapproving
(a person) strongly supporting a particular religious group, especially in such a way as not to be 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   /-ə.nɪ.zəm/ disapproving us  
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