Sectary meaning

sĕktə-rē
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A sectarian.
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A dissenter from an established church, especially a Protestant nonconformist.
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A member of a sect.
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A Dissenter; Nonconformist.
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Origin of sectary

  • Medieval Latin sectārius from Latin secta sect sect

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Either from the French sectaire or directly from its etymon, the Medieval Latin sectārius, from secta (“sect"). Cognates include the Italian settario and the Portuguese and Spanish sectario.

    From Wiktionary