Definition of Sectarian

1. Noun. A member of a sect. "Most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect"

Exact synonyms: Sectarist, Sectary
Generic synonyms: Bigot



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of a sect or sects. "Sectarian differences"
Derivative terms: Sect
Partainyms: Sect

3. Adjective. Belonging to or characteristic of a sect. "Sectarian squabbles in psychology"
Similar to: Denominational, Narrow-minded
Antonyms: Nonsectarian
Derivative terms: Sect

Definition of Sectarian

1. a. Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect; bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as, sectarian principles or prejudices.

2. n. One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school, denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in religion which has separated itself from established church, or which holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a state.

Definition of Sectarian

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to a sect. ¹

2. Adjective. Dogmatic or partisan. ¹

3. Adjective. Parochial or narrow-minded. ¹

4. Adjective. Bigoted. ¹

5. Noun. A member of a sect. ¹

6. Noun. A bigot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sectarian

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sectarian

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sectarian (current term)
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Literary usage of Sectarian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The constitution of Illinois prohibits payment in aid of any church or sectarian purpose, or to help, support, or sustain any school controlled by any ..."

2. Addresses on Government and Citizenship by Elihu Root (1916)
"sectarian EDUCATION ADDRESS OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1894 The Convention in Committee of the Whole, Mr. Charles H. Truax in the chair, having under consideration a ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... to the hopes which a Christian man fondly entertains for the coming time, than to find young bosoms—fresh from college, heaving with sectarian fervors ! ..."

4. The New Englander by William Lathrop Kingsley (1872)
"sectarian SYMBOLS. WE publish in this issue of the New Englander an Article [Art. VI, pp. 726-744] which may do good by the exposure which it incidentally ..."

5. The Mercersburg Review by Alumni Association, Pa.) Marshall College (Mercersburg (1852)
"The sectarian, morally such, is he who will not aid the furtherance of Christian unity. He who yearns for this consummation, but cannot see his desire ..."

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