secta

plural noun

sec·​ta
ˈsektə
1
: the followers or witnesses brought by the plaintiff to support his case in Anglo-Saxon law
2
: a lawsuit in Anglo-Saxon law

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin, way of life, school of thought, class of persons

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“Secta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secta. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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