Sect vs Membership - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sect and membership

is that sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs while membership is the state of being a member of a group or organization.

sect

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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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    membership

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The state of being a member of a group or organization.
  • He has memberships in clubs in three cities.
  • The body of members of an organization.
  • The memberships of the state chapters elect delegates to the national convention.
  • (set theory) The fact of being a member of a set.
  • Derived terms

    * membership card * membership function