Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sect

2 senses of sect

Sense 1
sect, religious sect, religious order -- (a subdivision of a larger religious group)
       => religion, faith, organized religion -- (an institution to express belief in a divine power; "he was raised in the Baptist religion"; "a member of his own faith contradicted him")

Sense 2
faction, sect -- (a dissenting clique)
       => clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack, camp -- (an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose)

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