nonsectarian nonsectarian  /ˌnɑn sɛk ˈtɛ ri ən/


  • (adj) not restricted to one sect or school or party


  1. Nayla's father's dream was to tap the young generation and create a modern, nonsectarian, united Lebanon.
  2. Only a year ago, the studiously nationalistic and nonsectarian group vehemently opposed al-Qaeda leader Abu Mousab al-Zarqawi's call for a holy war against Iraqi Shi'ites.
  3. Ex-mayor and now councilman Marion Barry has proposed a law allowing students to lead nonsectarian classroom prayers.


  • Not nonsectarian

    The Pismo Beach City Council is claiming that their opening prayers are nonsectarian, but they are n
    on November 8, 2013     Source: The San Luis Obispo Tribune


  1. "There are concerns about whether the Maliki government is prepared to take an evenhanded, nonsectarian path here," Rice said. "There's no doubt about that."
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. In his speech, Obama said one of the roles of the so-called transitional force after August 2010 would be to train, equip and advise Iraqi troops, "as long as they remain nonsectarian."
    on Feb 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Independent

  3. Khalilzad told the Shiites that the key security Defense and Interior ministries must be in the hands of people "who are nonsectarian, broadly acceptable and who are not tied to militias."
    on Feb 20, 2006 By: Zalmay Khalilzad Source: International Herald Tribune

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