|part of speech:
||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.
- similar words:
- camp, church
||a small group, esp. a religious group, that is considered by society or by a larger group to be unorthodox.
- cult, splinter group
||clan, denomination, fold, order