Denomination vs Sectarianism - What's the difference?

denomination | sectarianism |

As nouns the difference between denomination and sectarianism

is that denomination is (uncountable) the act of naming]] or [[designate|designating while sectarianism is rigid adherence to a particular sect, party or denomination.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



  • (uncountable) The act of naming]] or [[designate, designating.
  • (countable) That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.
  • (countable) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect or religious sub-goup; as, a religious denomination.
  • She follows the Ahmadiyya denomination of Islam.
  • (countable) A unit in a series of units of weight, money, etc
  • :: What denomination is that money? They are all 50 euro notes.

    Derived terms

    * denominationalism

    See also

    * name * appellation * title



    (en noun)
  • Rigid adherence to a particular sect, party or denomination.
  • They were discussing sectarianism between Shias and Sunnis.


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