Meaning of sect
Pronunciation: (sekt), [key]
- a body of persons adhering to a particular religious faith; a religious denomination.
- a group regarded as heretical or as deviating from a generally accepted religious tradition.
- (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.
- any group, party, or faction united by a specific doctrine or under a doctrinal leader.
- sect (Thesaurus)