Definition Of sectaries

noun

a member of a religious or political sect.

Steve Bainbridge's post, discussed below, cites Russell Kirk's famous insult of libertarians as ‘chirping sectaries .’

Example Of sectaries

  • A comprehensive national Church embracing all but a small number of sectaries and papists would have been a very different matter from a restricted religious establishment, co-existing with large numbers of nonconformists.

  • During his army years Bunyan witnessed the struggle between Presbyterians, who wanted to reform the Church of England, and radical sectaries .

  • It was, for Tories, unthinkable to have a national church with sectaries outside.

  • Rashid, whose own Islam is a civil and humane affair, is revolted by these tribal sectaries .

  • Steve Bainbridge's post, discussed below, cites Russell Kirk's famous insult of libertarians as ‘chirping sectaries .’


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