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sectarianism

[sek-tair-ee-uh-niz-uh m] /sɛkˈtɛər i əˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
sectarian spirit or tendencies; excessive devotion to a particular sect, especially in religion.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; sectarian + -ism
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Word Origin and History for sectarianism
n.

1670s, "disposition to petty sects in opposition to things established" [Johnson]; see sectarian + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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