Definition of 'sectarian'
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They were deployed to protect civilians from marauding paramilitary forces on both sides of the sectarian divide. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have forgotten how religious ideals can play a crucial role in solving sectarian violence. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The key is the interaction within these generations of those on either side of the sectarian divide. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)The contest sparked sectarian violence across the country. Christianity Today (2000)Other members of the crowd appealed for reforms that could appeal across the sectarian divide. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But suspicions were not confined to one side of the sectarian divide. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yes, hundreds of thousands died in the war itself and in the sectarian bloodbath that followed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many of the 12,000 workforce fled to avoid the sectarian bloodbath. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The contagion of sectarian violence has spread on a smaller scale to neighbouring Lebanon. The Sun (2013)Engagement with it can only help the West and western values in a region on the verge of a sectarian bloodbath. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is one thing to withdraw troops when there is purely sectarian fighting but it is another thing if it leaves the Iranians to move in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Unlike some ethnic groups, they have refrained from importing the kind of issues which have led to sectarian or civil strife in their history or homeland. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)F1 faces the trip next week to the troubled island kingdom, with its riots and sectarian fighting, with trepidation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'sectarian'
British English: sectarian ADJECTIVE
Sectarian means resulting from the differences between different religions.
Sectarian tensions in the area are at an all-time high.
Definition of sectarian from the Collins English Dictionary
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