Sect vs Sabbatarian - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sect and sabbatarian

is that sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs while sabbatarian is a person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("saturday", the israelite or jewish sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the decalogue, such as an orthodox jew, seventh-day adventist, seventh day baptist, a member of the church of god (seventh day); a sabbath-keeper, a saturday-keeper.

As an adjective sabbatarian is

of or pertaining to the sabbath, or the tenets of sabbatarians.

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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    sabbatarian

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    Alternative forms

    * sabbatarian, sabbatharian,Sabbatharian

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who regards and keeps the seventh day of the week ("Saturday", the Israelite or Jewish Sabbath) as holy in conformity with the fourth commandment of the Decalogue, such as an Orthodox Jew, Seventh-day Adventist, Seventh Day Baptist, a member of the Church of God (Seventh Day); a Sabbath-keeper, a Saturday-keeper.
  • A person who regards and keeps the first day of the week as holy and often considers it as a replacement for the seventh-day Sabbath, a Sunday-keeper.
  • A person who favors the strict observance of the Sabbath (either the seventh day or first day of the week).
  • A member of a non-Jewish religious sect originating in Russia distinguished by observance of Jewish rites and festivals including Saturday as the day of rest.
  • Derived terms

    * sabbatarianism, Sabbatarianism

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to the Sabbath, or the tenets of Sabbatarians.