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  • 1Sect — (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… …

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  • 2sect — 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… …

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  • 3sect — [ 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 …

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  • 4Sect — 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… …

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  • 5sect. — abbr. section. * * * section. * * * abbrev Section * * * sect «sehkt», noun. 1. a group of persons having the same principles, beliefs, or opinions: »a philosophical sect. Each religious sect in the town had its own church. SYNONYM(S):… …

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  • 6sect — UK [sekt] / US noun [countable] Word forms sect : singular sect plural sects 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 …

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  • 7sect — noun 1》 a religious group or faction regarded as heretical or as deviating from orthodox tradition.     ↘often derogatory a group that has separated from an established Church; a nonconformist Church. 2》 a group with extreme or dangerous… …

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  • 8sect — [sekt] noun [C] a religious group whose beliefs are different from the beliefs of an established religion …

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  • 9sect — n. 1 a a body of people subscribing to religious doctrines usu. different from those of an established Church from which they have separated. b usu. derog. a nonconformist or other Church. c a party or faction in a religious body. d a religious… …

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  • 10DEAD SEA SECT — (also called Qumran Sect or Qumran Community). The name refers strictly to a Jewish community which lived in the Second Temple period and which adopted a strict and separatist way of life. It is so called because the main source of knowledge… …

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  • 11Black Sect Tantric Buddhism — is a new religious movement established in California in 1986. It encompasses Buddhist and Tantric Buddhist thought and Tibetan, Indian, and Chinese ideas and philosophies.BackgroundBlack Sect Tantric Buddhism, originated by Thomas Lin Yun and… …

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  • 12Downliners Sect — Origin Twickenham, London, England Genres british rhythm and blues Years active 1963 1968 1977  ???? Labels EMI Colu …

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  • 13The Joy of Sect — Infobox Simpsons episode episode name = The Joy of Sect image caption= A Movementarian mass wedding episode no = 191 prod code = 5F23 airdate = February 8, 1998cite web|url=http://www.thesimpsons.com/episode guide/0913.htm|title=The Joy of… …

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  • 14Clapham Sect — The Clapham Sect or Clapham Saints were a group of influential like minded Church of England social reformers based in Clapham, London at the beginning of the 19th century (active c. 1790–1830). They are described by the historian Stephen Tomkins …

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  • 15The Saved Sect — (Arabic الفرقة الناجية, al Firqat un Naajiyah), formerly and more generally known as The Saviour Sect, is a Muslim organization that operated in the United Kingdom from its formation in November 2005 until the British government banned it on 17… …

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  • 16Drosera sect. Stolonifera — Drosera platypoda Scientific classification Kingdom …

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  • 17Stylidium sect. Debilia — Taxobox name = Debilia image caption = Stylidium debile regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Stylidiaceae genus = Stylidium subgenus = Tolypangium sectio = Debilia sectio authority = Mildbr.… …

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  • 18Levenhookia sect. Coleostylis — Taxobox name = Levenhookia sect. Coleostylis image caption = Levenhookia preissii illustration from Johannes Mildbraed s 1908 monograph on the Stylidiaceae. regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia …

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  • 19Levenhookia sect. Estipitatae — Taxobox name = Levenhookia sect. Estipitatae image caption = regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Asterales familia = Stylidiaceae genus = Levenhookia sectio = Estipitatae sectio authority = Mildbr. 1908… …

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  • 20Caitanya sect — ▪ Hinduism also spelled  Chaitanya        intensely emotional form of Hinduism that has flourished from the 16th century, mainly in Bengal and eastern Orissa, India. It takes its name from the medieval saint Caitanya (Chaitanya; 1485–1533), whose …

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