Sectarianism
Sectarianism Sec*ta"ri*an*ism, n. The quality or character of a sectarian; devotion to the interests of a party; excess of partisan or denominational zeal; adherence to a separate church organization. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sectarianism — sectarian ► ADJECTIVE 1) concerning or deriving from a sect or sects. 2) carried out on the grounds of membership of a sect or other group: sectarian killings. ► NOUN ▪ a member or follower of a sect. DERIVATIVES sectarianism noun …   English terms dictionary

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