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n. pl. sec·ta·ries
1. A sectarian.
2. A dissenter from an established church, especially a Protestant nonconformist.
[Medieval Latin sectārius, from Latin secta, sect; see sect.]
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n, pl -taries
1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a member of a sect, esp a person who belongs to a religious sect that is regarded as heretical or schismatic
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) a person excessively devoted to a particular sect
3. (Christian Churches, other) a member of a Nonconformist denomination, esp one that is small
[C16: from Medieval Latin sectārius, from Latin secta sect]
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|Noun||1.||sectary - a member of a sect; "most sectarians are intolerant of the views of any other sect"|
bigot - a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own
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