from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not sectarian; not intended or adapted to promote a sect; not characterized by any of the peculiarities or prejudices of a sect.

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  • adjective Not sectarian

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  • adjective not restricted to one sect or school or party


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  • + The peculiar, "unsectarian" (in truth, anti-Catholic and anti-Christian) naturalistic character of Freemasonry, by which theoretically and practically it undermines the Catholic and

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • It is vain to say: though Masonry is officially "unsectarian", it does not prevent individual Masons from being "sectarian" in their non-Masonic relations; for in its official "unsectarianism" Freemasonry necessarily combats all that Christianity contains beyond the

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • It is evident, however, that even in this restricted sense of "unsectarian" Christianity,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • [181] But true it is that the lodges work silently and effectually for the propagation and application of "unsectarian" Masonic principles in human society and life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • The designation of the said "unsectarian" religion as the "ancient catholick" betrays the attempt to oppose this religion of "Humanity" to the Roman Catholic as the only true, genuine, and originally Catholic.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy

  • In 1822, sixteen years before, the common council had made the free schools "unsectarian," excluding from the benefits of the fund all institutions of denominational character.

    Peter Cooper The Riverside Biographical Series, Number 4

  • The 'unsectarian' religion, represented in the most characteristic writings of the next generation, in Tennyson and Browning, Thackeray and Dickens, reflects this view.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) James Mill

  • For you are emphatically and distinctly a _Christian_ body; while science and philosophy, within the range of which lie all the topics on which I could venture to speak, are neither Christian, nor Unchristian, but are Extrachristian, and have a world of their own, which, to use language which will be very familiar to your ears just now, is not only "unsectarian," but is altogether

    Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews

  • Established in 1892 by Esther Jane Ruskay and Selina Greenbaum on the model of the “unsectarian” Working Girls Vacation Society, the New York organization provided affordable vacations for those least likely to afford them: single, working Jewish women.

    Leisure and Recreation in the United States.

  • I never received a farthing of aid from any one, and should have accomplished my project of going to China as a medical missionary, in the course of time, by my own efforts, had not some friends advised my joining the London Missionary Society on account of its perfectly unsectarian character.

    Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa


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