Belief vs Sect - What's the difference?

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Belief is a related term of sect.


As nouns the difference between belief and sect

is that belief is mental acceptance of a claim as likely true while sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

belief

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Mental acceptance of a claim as likely true.
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  • Faith or trust in the reality of something; often based upon one's own reasoning, trust in a claim, desire of actuality, and/or evidence considered.
  • (countable) Something believed.
  • (uncountable) The quality or state of believing.
  • (uncountable) Religious faith.
  • (in the plural) One's religious or moral convictions.
  • Derived terms

    * * beyond belief * disbelief * self-belief * unbelief

    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

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