Community vs Sect - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between community and sect

is that community is (obsolete) commonness; frequency while sect is (obsolete) a cutting; a scion.

As nouns the difference between community and sect

is that community is a group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law see civilization while sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

community

English

Noun

(wikipedia community) (communities)
  • A group sharing a common understanding and often the same language, manners, tradition and law. See civilization.
  • * Hallam
  • Burdens upon the poorer classes of the community .
  • * Wordsworth
  • Creatures that in communities exist.
    A community is infinitely more brutalised by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime (Oscar Wilde)
  • A commune, or residential or religious collective.
  • The condition of having certain attitudes and interests in common.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today – with America standing out in the forefront and the UK not far behind.}}
  • (ecology) A group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other.
  • (internet) A group of people interacting by electronic means for social, professional, educational or other purposes; a virtual community.
  • (obsolete) Common possession or enjoyment; participation.
  • * (John Locke)
  • The original community of all things.
  • * (Washington Irving)
  • An unreserved community of thought and feeling.
  • (obsolete) common character; likeness.
  • * H. Spencer
  • The essential community of nature between organic growth and inorganic growth.
  • (obsolete) commonness; frequency
  • * Shakespeare
  • Eyes sick and blunted with community .

    Derived terms

    * community service * community spirit

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    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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