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Religious sect   /rɪlˈɪdʒəs sɛkt/   Listen
Religious sect

A subdivision of a larger religious group.  Synonyms: religious order, sect.

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"Religious sect" Quotes from Famous Books

... and life. They shunned all amusement and all ordinary social intercourse. They were ridiculed {129} and laughed at, and various nicknames were bestowed on them. One of these nicknames they accepted and adopted; as the Flemish Gueux had done, and many another religious sect and political party as well. Those who chose to laugh at them saw especial absurdity in their formal and methodical way of managing their spiritual exercises and their daily lives. The jesters dubbed them Methodists; Wesley and his friends welcomed the title; and the fame of the Methodists ...
— A History of the Four Georges, Volume II (of 4) • Justin McCarthy

... once with the faults imputed to his whole religious sect and political party, Everard felt too late of what imprudence he had been guilty in giving the opening, by disputing his uncle's taste in dramatic poetry. He endeavoured to ...
— Woodstock; or, The Cavalier • Sir Walter Scott

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