from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The tendency to separate into religious denominations.
- n. Advocacy of separation into religious denominations.
- n. Strict adherence to a denomination; sectarianism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The division of one religion into separate groups, sects, schools of thought or denominations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A denominational or class spirit or policy; devotion to the interests of a sect or denomination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The tendency to divide into sects or denominations; specifically, the inclination to emphasize the distinguishing tenets of a religious denomination, in contradistinction to the general principles adhered to by the whole class; a denominational or sectarian spirit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the tendency, in Protestantism, to separate into religious denominations or to advocate such separations
- n. a narrow-minded adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination
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