sect

  • 1 Sect — (s[e^]kt), n. [F. secte, L. secta, fr. sequi to follow; often confused with L. secare, sectum, to cut. See {Sue} to follow, and cf. {Sept}, {Suit}, n.] Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sect — sect, sectarianism The sociology of religion developed a model of religious organization which is referred to as the ‘church sect typology’. As originally formulated by Max Weber (The Sociology of Religion, 1922) and Ernst Troeltsch (The Social… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 3 Sect — (s[e^]kt), n. [L. secare, sectum, to cut.] A cutting; a scion. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 -sect — [sekt] 〚< L sectus, pp. of secare, to cut: see SAW1〛 combining form forming adjectives cut, separated [pinnatisect] * * * sect suff. 1. To cut; divide: trisect. 2. Cut; divided …

    Universalium

  • 5 sect — [sekt] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: secte group, sect , from Latin secta way of life, type of people , from sequi to follow ] a group of people with their own particular set of beliefs and practices, especially within or separated… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 sect — (n.) c.1300, distinctive system of beliefs or observances; party or school within a religion, from O.Fr. secte, from L.L. secta religious group, sect, from L. secta manner, mode, following, school of thought, lit. a way, road, from fem. of sectus …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 sect — sect1 [sekt] n. [ME secte < MFr < L secta, path, way, method, party, faction, in LL(Ec), doctrine, sect < sequi, to follow: see SEQUENT] 1. a religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Sect — (verderbt aus Sec, v. ital. Vino secco, d.i. trockener Wein, Trockenbeerwein), 1) der Name mehrer starken, süßen Weine, bes. wenn sie aus fast trockenen (gewelkten) Beeren gekeltert sind u. daher die genannten Eigenschaften in höherem Grade… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 9 Sect — Sect, heißen mehrere Sorten starker spanischer Weine. Zu den besten gehört der Xeres , Malaga , Kanarien und Palmsect …

    Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • 10 Sect — nennen die Engländer mehre starke, süße span. Weine (von secco, trocken, weil aus überreifen, halbgetrockneten Trauben bereitet) …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 11 sect — index class, denomination, side, society, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 sect — [ sekt ] noun count a religious group whose beliefs are different from the beliefs of an established religion, usually in a way that most people do not approve of …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 sect — *religion, denomination, cult, communion, faith, creed, persuasion, church …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 sect — is a word of Middle English origin denoting a party or faction holding views other than those of the majority (especially in a religious body). Historically it has been applied by Anglicans to various non conformist groups (e.g. Methodists and… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 sect — [n] school of thought camp, church, communion, connection, creed, crew, cult, denomination, division, faction, faith, following, group, order, party, persuasion, religion, school, splinter group, team, wing; concepts 381,382 …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 sect — ► NOUN 1) a group of people with different religious beliefs (typically regarded as heretical) from those of a larger group to which they belong. 2) a group with extreme or dangerous philosophical or political ideas. ORIGIN Latin secta following …

    English terms dictionary

  • 17 -sect — [sekt] [< L sectus, pp. of secare, to cut: see SAW1] combining form forming adjectives cut, separated [pinnatisect] …

    English World dictionary

  • 18 Sect — In the sociology of religion a sect is generally a smaller religious or political group that has broken off from a larger group; for example from a large, well established religious group, like a denomination , usually due to a dispute about… …

    Wikipedia

  • 19 sect — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ religious ▪ evangelical, fundamentalist, radical ▪ dissenting ▪ splinter (AmE) ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 sect — bi·sect; in·sect; in·ter·sect; sect; tran·sect; …

    English syllables


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