Definition of sectarianism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sekˈteəriənɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//sekˈteriənɪzəm//
[uncountable] (often disapproving)
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strong support for one particular religious or political group, especially when this leads to violence between different groups reports of a rise in religious and ethnic sectarianism victims of sectarianism
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sectarianism