religious sect


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n religious sect a subdivision of a larger religious group
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  • James F. Cooper
    “America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.”


In literature:

A year ago he became a victim of a fanatical Babei, a new religious sect.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
Should you speak she could not reply; she belongs to a religious sect which forbids unnecessary conversation.
"Balthasar" by Anatole France
All religious sects maintain on a smaller or larger scale educational functions.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
A fanatical religious sect practicing human sacrifice, for instance, could not be tolerated by any civilized society.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
Besides its variety of stocks and its religious sects responsive to emotion, the Upland South was intensely democratic and individualistic.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
Reformed Hindu sects like the Arya Somaj lent religious sanctions.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
As Owen happened to object to all religious sects, this defect could not be remedied.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
This man had been a member of the same religious sect as the widow and her son.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
It is not the enterprise of any political party or religious sect.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Parliament, Laws, &c. Universities and Religious Sects.
"Notes and Queries, Number 219, January 7, 1854" by Various

In news:

The Druse are a religious sect, distinct in many ways from their Muslim neighbors.
In Syria's case, a critical factor is the concentration of power in a single family, political party, and religious sect.
In France, "Libertinage" has a long history in the culture, dating from a 16th-century religious sect of French libertines .
CHARLESTON — Hunters dread them, but some religious sects in isolated pockets of West Virginia are known to handle the poisonous reptiles in worship services.
Apocalyptic religious sect challenges federal police in Mexican school fight.
Religious sect blocks access to schools.
A religious sect in Mexico is blocking access to public schools, claiming they are introducing vice into their community.
The leader of a breakaway religious sect has been hospitalized for a mental evaluation, after members of her group went missing and left behind evidence that they were awaiting the rapture or some catastrophic event.
Former leader of religious sect .
Yaounde, Cameroon (ENInews)--The campaign of violence in Nigeria carried out by the Islamist sect Boko Haram has raised fears of religious extremism gaining a foothold in Cameroon , its neighbor to the east.
EL PASO — The state is trying to seize a ranch in West Texas where multiple children were sexually assaulted by members of a Mormon religious sect.
Mystical religious sect accuses feds of screwing up.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution Wednesday at his trial, where he is defending himself on charges of sexually abusing underage girls.
ELDORADO, TEXAS — The state is trying to seize a ranch in West Texas where multiple children were sexually assaulted by members of a Mormon religious sect.
A bombing claimed by the Taliban killed at least five people and wounded some 90 others at a Shiite religious procession in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, police said, as the minority Muslim sect observes the annual Ashoura holiday.