Synonyms for Sect:
n.Baha'i, cleric, brethren, brother, animism, cult, ascetic, coreligionist, congregation. religion, communion, persuasion, church, denomination, faith. creed, confession. •crew (noun)
team, fleet, string, aggregation, league, union, complement, staff, faction, battalion, cadre, pack, posse, troop, caucus, fellowship, nest, bevy, crowd, mob, clique, crew, hive, circle, detachment, herd, fraternity, brigade, group, gang, clan, tribe, regiment, bunch, society, detail, ring, retinue, army, squad, flock, school, cabal, collection, coalition, wing, club, band, assemblage, troupe, covey, phalanx, party, assembly, junta, division, drove, company, force, body, cell, colony, host, coterie, outfit, platoon, litter, set.
following, order, church.
•religious belief (noun)
•school of thought (noun)
division, team, faction, cult, faith, crew, church, order, following, party, persuasion, communion, creed, group, denomination, school, religion, wing.
religious order, religious sect, faction.
denomination, creed. communion, religion, church. persuasion, faith. confession. •organization
•Other relevant words:
cult, communion, denomination, church, following, creed, religion, faith, order, religious order, persuasion, religious sect, confession.
Usage examples for sect
And as a token of that peace you would give him your daughter, Carmesina, as his wife- under this condition: if a son is born to them he will have to be raised in the sect of our holy prophet, Mohammed; and if a daughter is born, she will be given to the mother to live under Christian law. – The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc by Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba
No one is to be found among them who has more than the others, for it is a law among them that those who join their sect must share with them what they have, so that among them all there is no evidence of poverty or excess of riches, but everyone's possessions are shared in common, so there is, as it were, but one property among all the brothers. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent