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sectarian

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adjective sec·tar·i·an \sek-ˈter-ē-ən\

Simple Definition of sectarian

  • : relating to religious or political sects and the differences between them

Full Definition of sectarian

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect or sectarian

  2. 2 :  limited in character or scope :  parochial

sec·tar·i·an·ism play \-ē-ə-ˌni-zəm\ noun

Examples of sectarian

  1. The country was split along sectarian lines.

  2. <there are people on both the left and the right who have staked out unyielding sectarian positions in this debate>



1649

First Known Use of sectarian

1649

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms


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sectarian

noun sec·tar·i·an

Definition of sectarian

  1. 1 :  an adherent of a sect

  2. 2 :  a narrow or bigoted person



Examples of sectarian

  1. <charged that the work of Congress has been stymied by sectarians who are indifferent to reason and intolerant of compromise>



1819

First Known Use of sectarian

1819

Other Religion (Eastern and Other) Terms



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