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Definition 1: a dissenting clique - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for sect in the sense of this definition

(sect is a kind of ...) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(... is a kind of sect ) a faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization

(... is a kind of sect ) those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare

(... is a kind of sect ) those who support political or social or economic conservatism; those who believe that things are better left unchanged

(... is a kind of sect ) a faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas

(... is a kind of sect ) those who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother

(... is a kind of sect ) those who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited

Definition 2: a subdivision of a larger religious group - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for sect in the sense of this definition

(sect is a kind of ...) an institution to express belief in a divine power

"he was raised in the Baptist religion" "a member of his own faith contradicted him"

(... is a kind of sect ) a religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)

(... is a kind of sect ) sect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism

(... is a kind of sect ) a Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism

(... is a kind of sect ) the branch of Shinto recognized as the official state religion of Japan

(... is a kind of sect ) any branch of Shinto other than Kokka

(... is a kind of sect ) (plural) the lay members of a male religious order

(... is a kind of sect ) a group of person living under a religious rule

"the order of Saint Benedict"

(... is a kind of sect ) a Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660; commonly called Quakers

(... is a kind of sect ) a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States

(... is a kind of sect ) a Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century

(... is a kind of sect ) a Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe

(... is a kind of sect ) a religious sect founded in the United States in 1966; based on Vedic scriptures; groups engage in joyful chanting of `Hare Krishna' and other mantras based on the name of the Hindu god Krishna; devotees usually wear saffron robes and practice vegetarianism and celibacy

(... is a kind of sect ) any of several sects of Orthodox Judaism that reject modern secular culture and many of whom do not recognize the spiritual authority of the modern state of Israel

(... is a kind of sect ) a Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries; believers in Albigensianism

(... is a kind of sect ) a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)

(... is a kind of sect ) a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

(... is a kind of sect ) an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania

(... is a kind of sect ) a Jewish sect that recognizes only the Hebrew Scriptures as the source of divinely inspired legislation and denies the authority of the postbiblical tradition of the Talmud; the sect arose in Iraq in the eighth century

(... is a kind of sect ) one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam; mainly in Iran

(... is a kind of sect ) one of the two main branches of orthodox Islam

(... is a kind of sect ) a Hindu sect worshiping Shiva

(... is a kind of sect ) a Hindu sect worshiping Shakti

(... is a kind of sect ) Hindu sect worshiping of Vishnu

(sect is a part of ...) a community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together

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