What is another word for sects?

Pronunciation: [sˈɛkts] (IPA)

Sects are religious groups that are distinguished by their beliefs, practices, and teachings. Some common synonyms for the word "sects" include cults, denominations, communities, factions, groups, and clubs. Cults typically have a negative connotation and are associated with extreme or dangerous practices, while denominations and communities are more neutral terms used to describe organized religious groups that share a similar set of beliefs and practices. Factions and groups imply a degree of division or disunity within a larger religious organization, while clubs are more informal and may refer to groups of people who share a common interest or hobby.

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Usage examples for Sects

In the same way the unsettlement and afterwards the loss of political life at Athens gave a great impulse both to the various philosophical sects on the one hand, and to the literature of the new comedy, which deals exclusively with private life, on the other.
"The Roman Poets of the Republic"
W. Y. Sellar
Know, also, that though our open and avowed members are numerous, yet they fall far short of the real strength of our body; for we have among the priests of each of the various sects of the religion of the cross our secret brethren, who are strenuously working for the great cause.
"The Prime Minister"
W.H.G. Kingston
If all that the "wild Hours" of Time had to do was to repeat the past, bring about useless wars, "fool the crowd with glorious lies," cleave religion into sects, disguise language, change governments, cramp learning, patch afresh what is antique and worn-if these results were all that could be effected, then would my scorn be well deserved.
"A Key to Lord Tennyson's 'In Memoriam'"
Alfred Gatty

Famous quotes with Sects

  • Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations. It is the rhythm of total destruction.
    Theodor Adorno
  • By our form of government, the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing, and are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty.
    Samuel Chase
  • America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.
    James F. Cooper
  • The two most common charges against the older fiction, that it pleased wickedly and that it taught nothing, had broken down before the discovery, except in illiberal sects, that the novel is fitted both for honest use and for pleasure.
    Carl Clinton Van Doren
  • Inside a religious body you get sects and hierarchies, inside an information network you get bazaars and cathedrals, it is the same, call them what you like. They survive by pointing the finger of blame at each other.
    Mary Douglas

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