Religious vs Sabian - What's the difference?

religious | sabian |

As nouns the difference between religious and sabian

is that religious is a member of a religious order, ie a monk or nun while sabian is one of a group (which is mentioned in the koran) that is entitled to muslim religious toleration, along with jews and christians (usually identified with the mandaeans or the elkesaites).

As an adjective religious

is concerning religion.




(en adjective)
  • Concerning religion.
  • It is the job of this court to rule on legal matters. We do not consider religious issues.
  • Committed to the practice of religion.
  • I was much more religious as a teenager than I am now.
  • Highly dedicated, as one would be to a religion.
  • I'm a religious fan of college basketball.


    * (concerning religion) * (committed to religion) * (highly dedicated)


    * Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, Baha'i, Wiccan, Eckist, Druid, Jain, , Sikh, Taoist, Zoroastrian, Unitarian Universalist, New Ager, reconstructionist, LaVeyan Satanist, Scientologist, Rastafarian, Taoist, pagan, spiritist, humanist, Thelemite, Confucianist


  • A member of a religious order, i.e. a monk or nun.
  • * 2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 354:
  • Towards the end of the seventh century the monks of Fleury [...] clandestinely excavated the body of Benedict himself, plus the corpse of his even more shadowy sister and fellow religious , Scholastica.







    (en noun)
  • one of a group (which is mentioned in the Koran) that is entitled to Muslim religious toleration, along with Jews and Christians (usually identified with the Mandaeans or the Elkesaites)
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