Sect

Sect

(skt), n. [F. secte, L. secta, fr. sequi to follow; often confused with L. secare, sectum, to cut. See Sue to follow, and cf. Sept, Suit, n.] Those following a particular leader or authority, or attached to a certain opinion; a company or set having a common belief or allegiance distinct from others; in religion, the believers in a particular creed, or upholders of a particular practice; especially, in modern times, a party dissenting from an established church; a denomination; in philosophy, the disciples of a particular master; a school; in society and the state, an order, rank, class, or party.
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He beareth the sign of poverty,
And in that sect our Savior saved all mankind.
Piers Plowman.
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As of the sect of which that he was born,
He kept his lay, to which that he was sworn.
Chaucer.
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The cursed sect of that detestable and false prophet Mohammed.
Fabyan.
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As concerning this sect [Christians], we know that everywhere it is spoken against.
Acts xxviii. 22.
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