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Definition of sect:

  1. A cutting; a scion.
  2. Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company or set having a common belief or allegiance distinct from others; in religion, the believers in a particular creed, or upholders of a particular practice; especially, in modern times, a party dissenting from an established church; a denomination; in philosophy, the disciples of a particular master; a school; in society and the state, an order, rank, class, or party.


religious order, cult, brethren, bloc, order, cleric, side, ascetic, faction, brother, communion, animism, faith, church, camarilla, congregation, religious sect, coreligionist, block, confession, religion, denomination, creed, Baha'i, church, junto, following, persuasion.

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