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sect

sect

 
 
pronunciation:
sekt
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any group, esp. a religious group such as a denomination, that is united by a common belief, ritual, or the like.
Shakers were members of a religious sect that originated in the eighteenth century.
synonyms:
denomination
similar words:
camp, church
definition 2: a small group, esp. a religious group, that is considered by society or by a larger group to be unorthodox.
synonyms:
cult, splinter group