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English noun: sect

1. sect (group) a subdivision of a larger religious group

Synonymsreligious order, religious sect

Broader (hypernym)faith, organized religion, religion

Narrower (hyponym)Abecedarian, Albigenses, Amish sect, brethren, Cathari, Cathars, Hare Krishna, Haredi, High Anglican Church, High Church, International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ISKCON, Jainism, Karaites, Kokka, Kokka Shinto, monastic order, order, Quakers, Religious Society of Friends, Saktism, Shakers, Shaktism, Shia, Shiah, Shiah Islam, Shivaism, Shua, Shuha Shinto, sisterhood, Sivaism, Society of Friends, Sunni, Sunni Islam, Taoism, United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, Vaishnavism, Vaisnavism, Vaudois, Waldenses, Zurvanism

Part holonymconvent

2. sect (group) a dissenting clique


Broader (hypernym)camp, clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack

Narrower (hyponym)left, left wing, old guard, pro-choice faction, pro-life faction, right, right wing, splinter group

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