- 1Denoting or concerning a sect or sects: the city’s traditional sectarian divideMore example sentences
- But, after the earliest period, sectarian denominations became less and less important.
- Occasionally, sectarian concerns discouraged both Protestants and Catholics from attending branches.
- Today those closest to our violent past seem to dominate the political landscape and many remain entranced by sectarian concerns.
- 1.1(Of an action) carried out on the grounds of membership of a sect, denomination, or other group: sectarian killingsMore example sentences
- On Baghdad's streets, rumors are rife about renegade ministry of interior death squads, carrying out sectarian killings.
- The IRA carried out retaliatory sectarian murders.
- They have carried out several sectarian murders and launched hundreds of pipe-bomb and blast bombs attacks on Catholic homes.
- 1.2Rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group: the sectarian Bolshevism advocated by MoscowMore example sentences
- By implication, black feminism is cast as sectarian in comparison with radical or socialist feminism.
- Furthermore, a significant percentage of those organizations have been pervasively sectarian and used religious criteria in their hiring.
- We are still in the process of ensuring that this armament is not sectarian in nature.
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- 1A member of a sect: a Jewish sectarian who preached the redemption of the GentilesMore example sentences
- This, and not the subventions of hegemonic states, is what will ultimately defeat both the secular tyrannies and the religious sectarians.
- Some time later he was arrested as a " religious sectarian " and put in prison.
- Many colonists wondered if the Protestant sectarians might not be right.
- 1.1A person who rigidly follows the doctrines of a sect or other group: he became a target as a sectarian who had apparently denounced one liberal-minded reformer as ‘degenerate’More example sentences
- The, Church of England, it said, is like Christ crucified between two thieves, Papists on one side and Nonconformist sectarians on the other.
- Even after the Reformation extreme sectarians despised Anglican clergy as ‘magicians, sorcerers, enchanters’.
- Unlike his predecessor, who was seen as ecumenical, Benedict is seen as a sectarian who will not reach out to other religions.
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- The song projects lofty human ideals and nothing of religious sectarianism or exclusivism.
- To essentially claim that he is no better than the Liberals or Tories is plain sectarianism.
- In religion as in politics, sectarianism covers a multitude of sins.
sectarianize (also sectarianise)
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- Evidently the desire to collect information on the degree and nature of sectarianised habituation remains negligible.
- They are asking the local community to sectarianise the education system and increasingly the community is letting them!
- It has also been predicated on the emergence of modern republicanism severed from a wider social base by the sectarianised social relations that have defined society in Northern Ireland.