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Sectarian definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SECTA'RIAN, a. [L. secrarius.] Pertaining to a sect or sects; as sectarian principles or prejudices.
SECT'ARIAN, n. One of a sect; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from the established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a kingdom or state.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: of or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects; "sectarian differences"
2: belonging to or characteristic of a sect; "a sectarian mind"; "the negations of sectarian ideology"- Sidney Hook; "sectarian squabbles in psychology" [ant: nonsectarian, unsectarian] n
1: a member of a sect; "most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect" [syn: sectarian, sectary, sectarist]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1649 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a sect or sectarian 2. limited in character or scope ; parochial sectarianism noun II. noun Date: 1819 1. an adherent of a sect 2. a narrow or bigoted person

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. 1 of or concerning a sect. 2 bigoted or narrow-minded in following the doctrines of one's sect. --n. 1 a member of a sect. 2 a bigot. Derivatives: sectarianism n. sectarianize v.tr. (also -ise). Etymology: SECTARY

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sectarian Sec*ta"ri*an, n. Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect; bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sectarian Sec*ta"ri*an, n. One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a state. Syn: See Heretic.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Sectarian means resulting from the differences between different religions. He was the fifth person to be killed in sectarian violence last week... ADJ: usu ADJ n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Party, schismatical, exclusive, narrow, intolerant. II. n. Sectary, partisan, schismatic.

Moby Thesaurus

Bohemian, adherent, alienated, antiestablishment, apostate, at odds with, at variance with, beatification, beatitude, beatnik, bigot, bigoted, blessedness, blessing, breakaway, bug, canonization, clannish, cliquish, consecration, counter-culture, cultish, cultist, dedication, demurrer, denominational, denominationalist, deviant, devotion, differing, disagreeing, dissenter, dissentient, dissenting, dissident, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dogmatist, dropout, enshrinement, exaltation, extremist, factional, factionist, fanatic, fanatical, fiend, flower child, freak, glorification, grace, hallowing, heretic, heterodox, hippie, in opposition, insular, interested, justification, justification by works, limited, local, maverick, member, misfit, narrow, narrow-minded, nonconforming, nonconformist, nonjuror, nut, objector, opinionist, opposing, opposition voice, original, parochial, partial, partisan, party, prejudiced, prejudicial, protestant, protester, provincial, purification, recusant, rigid, sainthood, sainting, sanctification, schismatic, sectary, sectional, separatist, setting apart, small-town, splinter, state of grace, swinger, true believer, ugly duckling, unconformist, underground, unorthodox, votary, yippie, zealot

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