Faith vs Sect - What's the difference?

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Faith is a related term of sect.


As nouns the difference between faith and sect

is that faith is seer, soothsayer while sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

faith

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Alternative forms

* feith, feithe, fayth, faythe, faithe (obsolete)

Noun

  • A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, not contingent upon reason or justification.
  • Have faith that the criminal justice system will avenge the murder.
    I have faith that my prayers will be answered.
    I have faith in the healing power of crystals.
  • A religious belief system.
  • The Christian faith .
  • An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.
  • He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.
  • A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
  • I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.
  • (obsolete) Credibility or truth.
  • * Mitford
  • the faith of the foregoing narrative

    Synonyms

    * belief, confidence, trust,ignorance, arrogance, conviction * (system of religious belief) religion

    Hyponyms

    * (religious belief system) Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Eckankar, , Zoroastrianism, New Age, Unitarian Universalism, Jainism, Shinto, LaVeyan Satanism, Scientology, Taoism, Yoruba, Druidry, paganism, Juche, Cao Dai, Confucianism, Spiritism, humanism, Rastafarianism, Tenrikyo

    Derived terms

    * Attic faith * bad faith * faithful * faithfully * faithfulness * faith-healer * faithing * faithless * in faith * Punic faith

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    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

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