Definitions

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  • n. A follower, a disciple; someone who follows a particular school; partisan.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A follower; a disciple; an adherent to a sect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A follower; a disciple; an adherent of a sect, school, or party.
  • n. A genus of fishes of the family Kyphosidæ, known only from Panama.

Etymologies

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From Latin sectātor, from sectārī, frequentative of sequī ("to follow").

Examples

  • [5554] Socrates professeth himself love's servant, ignorant in all arts and sciences, a doctor alone in love matters, et quum alienarum rerum omnium scientiam diffiteretur, saith [5555] Maximus Tyrius, his sectator, hujus negotii professor,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • “Virum, mehercle, vix tam grandaevum crediderim,” replied the monarch. “et vorstius iste? — arminii improbi successor aeque ac sectator — herosne adhuc, ut cum homero loquar,?” text in

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • -- arminii improbi successor aeque ac sectator -- herosne adhuc, ut cum homero loquar_, < ZOOS ESTI KAI EPI

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • His tomb bears this inscription: "Hic jacet D.Fr. Dominicus de Salazar Ordinis Prædicatorum, Philippinarum Episcopus, doctrina clarus verus religiosæ vitæ sectator, suarum ovium piissimus Pastor, pauperum Pater, et ipse vere pauper.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock

  • Montani sectator ingessit, in quibus salvator noster se ad patrem iturum missurumque paracletum pollicetur etc. "

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

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