Amish sect


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Noun1.Amish sect - an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th centuryAmish sect - an orthodox Anabaptist sect separated from the Mennonites in late 17th century; settled chiefly in southeastern Pennsylvania
religious order, religious sect, sect - a subdivision of a larger religious group
Amish - an American follower of the Mennonite religion
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the leader of a breakaway Amish sect in Ohio who orchestrated the forcible cutting of beards and hair among his own people, was sentenced to 15 years in prison Friday for his role in the crimes.
The members of the ultra-conservative Old Order Swartzentruber Amish sect said they did not obey the law because the bright orange stickers violate their modesty code.
I suggest that these parochial tribesmen and women are to be likened to the Amish sect in America, inward-looking and unaccepting of life and lives evolving.