Meaning of sect

sect

Pronunciation: (sekt), [key]
— n.
  1. a body of persons adhering to a particular religious faith; a religious denomination.
  2. a group regarded as heretical or as deviating from a generally accepted religious tradition.
  3. (in the sociology of religion) a Christian denomination characterized by insistence on strict qualifications for membership, as distinguished from the more inclusive groups called churches.
  4. any group, party, or faction united by a specific doctrine or under a doctrinal leader.

sect.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. section.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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