HyperDic: sect

English > 2 senses of the word sect:
NOUNgroupsect, religious sect, religious ordera subdivision of a larger / larger / larger / larger religious group
groupsect, factiona dissenting clique
sect > pronunciation
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > sect: 2 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA subdivision of a larger / larger / larger / larger religious group.
Synonymsreligious sect, religious order
PartsconventA community of people in a religious order (especially nuns) living together
NarrowerAbecedarianA 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge
Albigenses, Cathars, CathariA Christian religious sect in southern France in the 12th and 13th centuries
Amish sectAn orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century
Hare Krishna, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCONA religious sect founded in the United States in 1966
HarediAny 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
High Church, High Anglican ChurchA group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
Jainismsect founded in the 6th century BC as a revolt against Hinduism
KaraitesA 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
Kokka Shinto, KokkaThe branch of Shinto recognized as the official state religion of Japan
Religious Society of Friends, Society of Friends, QuakersA Christian sect founded by George Fox about 1660
Shakers, United Society of Believers in Christ's Second AppearingA celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
Shaktism, SaktismA Hindu sect worshiping Shakti
Shiah, Shia, Shiah IslamOne of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
Shivaism, SivaismA Hindu sect worshiping Shiva
Shuha Shinto, ShuaAny branch of Shinto other than Kokka
Sunni, Sunni IslamOne of the two main branches of orthodox Islam
TaoismA Chinese sect claiming to follow the teaching of Lao-tzu but incorporating pantheism and sorcery in addition to Taoism
Vaishnavism, VaisnavismHindu sect worshiping of Vishnu
Waldenses, VaudoisA Christian sect of dissenters that originated in southern France in the late 12th century adopted Calvinist doctrines in the 16th century
ZurvanismA Zoroastrian sect that claims Zurvan was the ultimate source of the universe
brethren(plural) the lay members of a male religious order
order, monastic orderA group of person living under a religious rule
sisterhoodA religious society of women who live together as sisters (especially an order of nuns)
Broaderreligion, faith, organized religionAn institution to express belief in a divine power
Spanishculto, orden religiosa, secta
Catalanorde, secta
Adjectivessectarianbelonging to or characteristic of a sect
sectarianof or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects
English > sect: 2 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA dissenting clique.
Narrowerleft, left wingThose who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
old guardA faction that is unwilling to accept new ideas
pro-choice factionThose who argue that the decision to have an induced abortion should be made by the mother
pro-life factionThose who argue that induced abortion is killing and should be prohibited
right, right wingThose who support political or social or economic conservatism
splinter groupA faction or sect that has broken away from its parent organization
Broaderclique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, campAn exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
Spanishfacción, secta
Catalanfacció, secta
Adjectivessectarianof or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects

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