Sect vs Sectarianism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sect and sectarianism

is that sect is an offshoot of a larger religion; a group sharing particular (often unorthodox) political and/or religious beliefs while sectarianism is rigid adherence to a particular sect, party or denomination.

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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    sectarianism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Rigid adherence to a particular sect, party or denomination.
  • They were discussing sectarianism between Shias and Sunnis.

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