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sectarian

[sek-tair-ee-uh n] /sɛkˈtɛər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to sectaries or sects.
2.
narrowly confined or devoted to a particular sect.
3.
narrowly confined or limited in interest, purpose, scope, etc.
noun
4.
a member of a sect.
5.
a bigoted or narrow-minded adherent of a sect.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; sectary + -an
Related forms
sectarianly, adverb
unsectarian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for un sectarian

sectarian

/sɛkˈtɛərɪən/
adjective
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
noun
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
Derived Forms
sectarianism, noun
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Word Origin and History for un sectarian

sectarian

adj.

1640s, originally applied by Presbyterians to Independents, from Medieval Latin sectarius, from secta (see sect).

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