Schism

Definition of Schism

n.1.(Eccl.) Division or separation;
Set bounds to our passions by reason, to our errors by truth, and to our schisms by charity.
- Eikon Basilike.
Greek schism
(Eccl.) the separation of the Greek and Roman churches.
Great schism
(Eccl.) a schism in the Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on account of rival claimants to the papal throne.
Schism act
(Law) an act of the English Parliament requiring all teachers to conform to the Established Church, - passed in 1714, repealed in 1719.

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affiliation, alienation, apostasy, betrayal, body, bolt, branch, breach, breach of friendship, break, breakaway, chasm, church, cleavage, cleft, communion, community, defection, denomination, dereliction, deserter, desertion, disaffection, disfavor, disruption, dissent, dissidence, disunion, disunity, divergence, dividedness, division, estrangement, faction, falling-out, fellowship, fissure, fracture, group, heterodoxy, misbelief, nonconformism, nonconformity, offshoot, open rupture, order, organization, party, persuasion, ratting, recall of ambassadors, religious order, rent, rift, rupture, school, secession, sect, sectarism, segment, separation, society, split, unorthodoxy, variety, version, walkout
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