Sect vs Nondenominational - What's the difference?

sect | nondenominational |


As a noun sect

is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs.

As an adjective nondenominational is

lacking a denomination; not specific to a particular religion or sect.

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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    nondenominational

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    Alternative forms

    * non-denominational

    Adjective

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  • Lacking a denomination; not specific to a particular religion or sect.
  • There will be a nondenominational service, open to all, on Saturday beneath the redwoods.
  • Something that does not classify people by race, religion or sexuality.
  • Something that does not classify people by gender.