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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


Synonymsfaction


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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