sect

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  • From Middle English secte, from Old French secte ("a sect in philosophy or religion"), from Late Latin secta ("a sect in philosophy or religion, a school, party, faction, class, gild, band, particularly a heretical doctrine or sect, etc."), possibly, from Latin sequi ("to follow"). Alternatively linked to sectus, past participle of sec┼Ź.

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