Related to Sectant: sextant, secant


n.1.(Crystallog.) One of the portions of space bounded by the three coordinate planes. Specif. (Crystallog.), one of the parts of a crystal into which it is divided by the axial planes.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The oppression continued against the small group of believers as the Orthodox priests openly condemned the "sectant" followers.
Vinteler is fully motivated to observe that the opponents of the Nikonian reform were called beyond reason "schismatic" or "sectants", because ,,Sectarian, which means 'intolerant with the beliefs of others, exclusive', can very well be applied to the Nikonians" (3).