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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The formal split (1054) between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.
  • noun The dispute (1378–1417) within the Catholic church over papal succession.

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  • noun the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon

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