Sect vs Clan - What's the difference?

sect | clan |


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 is .

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sect

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.
  • A religious sect .
  • A group following a specific ideal or a leader.
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  • (obsolete) A cutting; a scion.
  • See also

    * cult

    Anagrams

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    clan

    English

    (wikipedia clan)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
  • Derived terms

    * clannish * matriclan * patriclan

    Descendants

    * Dutch: (l) * German: (l)