sect

  1. a subdivision of a larger religious group
  2. a dissenting clique

Sect

A sect is a subgroup of a religious, political or philosophical belief system, usually an offshoot of a larger religious group. Although in past it was mostly used to refer to religious groups, it has since expanded and in modern culture can refer to any organization that breaks away from a larger one to follow a different set of rules and princip...
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Sect

• (n.) A cutting; a scion. • (n.) 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 e...
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Sect

1) A religious group that separates from a larger religious movement or tradition. 2) Sociologists also refer to sects as religious groups making high demands on their members and holding a high level of tension with the rest of society (Stark and Finke 2000
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sect

religious order noun a subdivision of a larger religious group
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Sect

[astrology] Golfers who have been members of the PGA Tour. ...
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Sect

[World of Darkness] In the role-playing games and books based on the World of Darkness setting, by White Wolf Game Studio, a sect is a large organization of vampires with a leadership, rules and goals, that (at least in theory) trascend clan divisions. In the modern setting (e.g. Vampire: The Masquerade) there are two main sects, the Camari...
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Sect

Sect (sĕkt) noun [ Latin secare , sectum , to cut.] A cutting; a scion. [ Obsolete] Shak.
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sect

A group of followers of a religious teacher or leader.
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Sect

A religious movement which breaks away from orthodoxy.
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Sect

a type of religious organisation that stands apart from the larger society
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Sect

General name for one of the three primary groups among the Kindred- the camarilla, Sabbat or Inconnu.
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sect

Small ideological group, usually religious in nature, that may have moved away from a main group, often claiming a monopoly of access to truth or salvation. Sects are usually highly exclusive. They demand strict conformity, total commitment to their code of behaviour, and complete personal involvement, sometimes to the point of rejecting mainstream...
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sect

[n] - a subdivision of a larger religious group
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