Examples of sect in a Sentence
one sect of medical researchers holds the minority view that the disease is not caused by that virus
Recent Examples of sect from the Web
The series revealed the religious sect's secrets, paranoia and criminal actions.
Of those, 730 were Muslims, 501 were Ahmedis — a sect that is reviled by mainstream Muslims as heretics — while 205 were Christians and 26 were Hindus.
Complicating matters further are the many different security forces — including tribal and sect-based militias — now deployed in former Islamic State areas, each with its own opinions about who poses a threat.
Warren Jeffs, the leader of the sect not affiliated with the Mormon church, is serving a life prison sentence.
The religious sect was founded in the 1930s by a Bulgarian immigrant named Victor Houteff.
The defendants are members of a small Indian Muslim sect known as the Dawoodi Bohra, which has a mosque in Farmington Hills.
George Bird Grinnell, founder of the Audubon Society, also invoked faith, and many of the environmentalist leaders in the late 19th and early 20th century were Congregationalists, a traditional Protestant sect, says Berry.
Price, 29, was a member of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a sect of the Bloods street gang based in New Haven, the attorney’s office said.
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Origin and Etymology of sect
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of sect for English Language Learners
: a religious group that is a smaller part of a larger group and whose members all share similar beliefs
: a religious or political group that is connected to a larger group but that has beliefs that differ greatly from those of the main group
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