sects

plural of sect
as in factions
a group of people acting together within a larger group one sect of medical researchers holds the minority view that the disease is not caused by that virus

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“Sects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sects. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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