noun, plural sec·ta·ries.
- a member of a particular sect, especially an adherent of a religious body regarded as heretical or schismatic.
- a Protestant of nonconformist denomination, especially a minor one.
- a person zealously devoted to a particular sect.
noun plural -taries
- a member of a sect, esp a person who belongs to a religious sect that is regarded as heretical or schismatic
- a person excessively devoted to a particular sect
- a member of a Nonconformist denomination, esp one that is small
n.“member or adherent of a sect,” 1550s, from French sectaire or directly from Medieval Latin sectarius, from secta (see sect).