American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or engaging in schism.
- n. One who promotes or engages in schism.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by schism; tending or inclined to or promotive of schism: as, schismatic opinions; a schismatic tendency.
- n. One who separates from an existing church or religious faith on account of a difference in opinion; one who partakes in a schism. See schism.
- n. Synonyms Sectary, etc. See heretic.
- adj. religion Of or pertaining to a schism
- adj. music Of or pertaining to a schisma
- n. religion A person involved in a schism
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism.
- n. One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion.
- adj. of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism
“We cannot shut our eyes to the fact that the schismatic is abroad in our land.”
“[Footnote: Including what I had to pay for being called a schismatic by the Archbishop of Paris, or his officials.]”
“Preach in popish chapel, teach schismatic, that is Protestant, child tongues and literature.”
“The breakaway Ugandan church has as its head a former Zambian Catholic priest, the Rev Luciano Anzanga Mbewe, who was excommunicated earlier this year for having founded what the Vatican called a schismatic church, the Catholic Apostolic National Church of Zambia, which allows for a married priesthood.”
“The breakaway Ugandan church has as its head a former Zambian Catholic priest, the Rev. Luciano Anzanga Mbewe, who was excommunicated earlier this year for having founded what the Vatican called a schismatic church, the Catholic Apostolic National Church of Zambia, which allows for a married priesthood.”
“If a new movement fails, it enters the history books as "schismatic"; if it flourishes, it simply becomes a new church or a new denomination.”
“Various "schismatic" groups possess all that remains of the once glorious heritage that the world knew as the Catholic "trademark.”
“Bishop Fellay commented that this is not bad to be so honoured (for being a supposed "schismatic") by the Pope himself.”
“I'm not sure that Mormonism has much of an orthodox movement either, if what you mean by a reform movement is some kind of schismatic alternative.”
“Just so a man's soul has a vote in the spiritual community; and it doesn't do, Sir, or it won't do long, to call him "schismatic" and”
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