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sectary

[sek-tuh-ree] /ˈsɛk tə ri/
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
1550-1560
1550-60; < Medieval Latin sectārius, equivalent to sect(a) sect + -ārius -ary
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sectary

/ˈsɛktərɪ/
noun (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
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin sectārius, from Latin sectasect
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Word Origin and History for sectary
n.

"member or adherent of a sect," 1550s, from French sectaire or directly from Medieval Latin sectarius, from secta (see sect).

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