Sect - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Sect[ 1,,G139, hairesis ]
a choosing," is translated "sect" throughout the Acts, except in Acts 24:14, AV, "heresy" (RV, "sect"); it properly denotes a predilection either for a particular truth, or for a perversion of one, generally with the expectation of personal advantage; hence, a division and the formation of a party or "sect" in contrast to the uniting power of "the truth," held in toto; "a sect" is a division developed and brought to an issue; the order "divisions, heresies" (marg. "parties") in "the works of the flesh" in Galatians 5:19-Galatians 5:21 is suggestive of this. See HERESY.