sectary

sectary

[sek-tuh-ree]
noun, plural sectaries.
1.
a member of a particular sect, especially an adherent of a religious body regarded as heretical or schismatic.
2.
a Protestant of nonconformist denomination, especially a minor one.
3.
a person zealously devoted to a particular sect.

Origin:
1550–60; < Medieval Latin sectārius, equivalent to sect(a) sect + -ārius -ary

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sectary (ˈsɛktərɪ)
 
n , pl -taries
1.  a member of a sect, esp a person who belongs to a religious sect that is regarded as heretical or schismatic
2.  a person excessively devoted to a particular sect
3.  a member of a Nonconformist denomination, esp one that is small
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin sectārius, from Latin sectasect]

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