As nouns the difference between sect and clan
is that sect
is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs while clan
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
(obsolete) A cutting; a scion.
- A religious sect .
(anthropology) A group of people all descended from a common ancestor, in fact or belief.
A traditional social group of families in the Scottish Highlands having a common hereditary chieftain
Any association of people behaving clannishly.
(video games) A group of players who habitually play on the same team in multiplayer games.
A badger colony.
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