sectary

sectary
Synonyms and related words:
Bohemian, Maecenas, Young Turk, abettor, adherent, admirer, advocate, aficionado, alienated, angel, antiestablishment, apologist, apostate, appendage, at odds with, at variance with, attendant, backer, beatnik, bigot, breakaway, buff, cavaliere servente, champion, cohort, counter-culture, courtier, dangler, defender, demurrer, denominational, denominationalist, dependence, dependent, deviant, differing, disagreeing, disciple, dissenter, dissentient, dissenting, dissident, dropout, encourager, endorser, exponent, factional, factionist, fan, favorer, flower child, flunky, follower, following, freak, friend at court, hanger-on, henchman, heretic, hippie, homme de cour, in opposition, interested, liberal, lover, mainstay, maintainer, maverick, misbeliever, misfit, nonconforming, nonconformist, nonjuror, objector, opinionist, opposing, opposition voice, original, paranymph, parasite, partial, partisan, party, patron, promoter, protagonist, protestant, protester, public, pursuer, pursuivant, radical, rebel, recusant, reliance, revolutionary, satellite, schismatic, second, seconder, sectarian, sectional, separatist, shadow, sider, sponsor, stalwart, standby, stooge, successor, support, supporter, sustainer, swinger, sympathizer, tagtail, tail, trainbearer, ugly duckling, unconformist, underground, upholder, votary, ward heeler, well-wisher, yippie

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • Sectary — Sec ta*ry, n.;pl. {Sectaries}. [F. sectaire. See {Sect}.] A sectarian; a member or adherent of a sect; a follower or disciple of some particular teacher in philosophy or religion; one who separates from an established church; a dissenter. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sectary — index advocate (espouser), backer, pariah, partisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sectary — (n.) 1550s, from Fr. sectaire or directly from M.L. sectarius, from secta (see SECT (Cf. sect)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sectary — 1 adherent, *follower, disciple, partisan, henchman, satellite Analogous words: devotee, votary, *addict 2 also …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sectary — [sek′tər ē] n. pl. sectaries [ML sectarius < L secta: see SECT2] 1. a member of a sect 2. [often S ] a Dissenter; Nonconformist …   English World dictionary

  • sectary — noun (plural ries) Date: 1556 a member of a sect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sectary — /sek teuh ree/, n., pl. sectaries. 1. a member of a particular sect, esp. an adherent of a religious body regarded as heretical or schismatic. 2. a Protestant of nonconformist denomination, esp. a minor one. 3. a person zealously devoted to a… …   Universalium

  • sectary — noun a) A sectarian b) A Protestant dissenter or nonconformist …   Wiktionary

  • sectary — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. One zealously devoted to a religion: devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, votary, zealot. See BELIEF, LOVE, RELIGION. 2. A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church: dissenter, dissident, heretic,… …   English dictionary for students

  • sectary — n. member of a religious sect (esp. one viewed as heretical) …   English contemporary dictionary

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