Definition of sectarian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sekˈteəriən//
; NAmE NAmE//sekˈteriən//
[usually before noun] (often disapproving)
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connected with the differences that exist between groups of people who have different religious views sectarian attacks/violence attempts to break down the sectarian divide in Northern Ireland Word Originmid 17th cent.: from sectary + -an, reinforced by sect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sectarian