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  • n. Plural form of sectary.


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  • They have, on the contrary, steadily maintained that the sectaries were the persecutors, since the company had exclusive ownership of the soil, and acted in self-defence.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • One set of religious people of whom there are millions in Russia, the so - called sectaries, consider the existing social order as unjust and to be destroyed on the ground of the Gospel teaching taken in its true sense.

    The Kingdom of God Is Within You

  • The Persian hadjys, well known as sectaries of Aly, and revilers of Mohammed and his immediate followers, are not subjected to any particular inconveniences.

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • In quarrels I have heard individuals among them publicly called sectaries and rowafedh, without their ever denying it.

    Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred

  • I kept none for myself all money was turned over to our sectaries.


  • Were you a Jew, you would realize that there is a greater seriousness at the bottom of it than mere dissension of the sectaries or trouble-making for you and Rome.

    Chapter 17

  • Paulicians, that pity for their speculative errors, which modern times might think had been well purchased by the extent of the temporal services of these unfortunate sectaries.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • He with concern witnessed the sectaries daily springing up, but he never beheld those schisms where the minister of the parish was active and vigilant in his duty.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Neither were the outwitted Scottish less astonished to find, that the designs of the English sectaries struck against the monarchial constitution of Britain, it having been their intention to reduce the power of the King, but by no means to abrogate the office.

    A Legend of Montrose

  • The Presbyterians, a numerous and powerful party in the English Parliament, had hitherto taken the lead in opposition to the King; while the Independents and other sectaries, who afterwards, under Cromwell, resumed the power of the sword, and overset the Presbyterian model both in Scotland and England, were as yet contented to lurk under the shelter of the wealthier and more powerful party.

    A Legend of Montrose


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