1640–50; sectary + -an

sectarianly, adverb
unsectarian, adjective Unabridged
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sectarian (sɛkˈtɛərɪən)
1.  of, belonging or relating to, or characteristic of sects or sectaries
2.  adhering to a particular sect, faction, or doctrine
3.  narrow-minded, esp as a result of rigid adherence to a particular sect
4.  a member of a sect or faction, esp one who is bigoted in his adherence to its doctrines or in his intolerance towards other sects, etc

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Example sentences
Many insurgencies and ethnic or sectarian wars are also civil wars.
The sectarian chasms remain deep, the wounds of strife raw.
Most of the population is divided between three ethnic or sectarian groups.
Sectarian hatred, initially played up by the regime to rally support from other
  minorities, is becoming a reality.
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