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- n. A very small interval equal to half a comma.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An interval equal to half a comma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In musical acoustics, the interval between the octave of a given tone and the third of the eighth fifth, less four octaves, represented by the ratio , or 32805:32768.
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We could substitute another word for fractured; we could use the Greek schisma, meaning a rent, a tearing of the fabric of the Church.
Perhaps what can one day heal the schisma and bring true peace?
Primum schisma inter Theologos quosdam factum est, cum alii assererent, bona opera necessaria esse ad salutem, impossibile esse salvari sine bonis operibus, et neminem unquam sine bonis operibus salvatum esse: alii vero docerent, bona opera ad salutem esse perniciosa.
Alterum schisma inter Theologos nonnullos super vocabulis:
Alterum schisma inter Theologos nonnullos super vocabulis
To which a cardinal mildly remarking, "_Domine, schisma est generis neutrius_ (schisma is neuter, your Majesty)," Sigismund loftily replies: "_Ego sum Rex Romanus et super grammaticam_ (I am King of the Romans, and above Grammar)!"
When Paul writing to the Corinthians speaks of a division in the body of Christ, he uses the word schisma.
Schism (from the Greek schisma, rent, division) is, in the language of theology and canon law, the rupture of ecclesiastical union and unity, i.e. either the act by which one of the faithful severs as far as in him lies the ties which bind him to the social organization of the Church and make him a member of the mystical body of Christ, or the state of dissociation or separation which is the result of that act.
: 69. 1: "item b. apostolus Johannes nec ipse ullam hæresin aut schisma discrevit aut aliquos speciatim separes posuit"; 52. 1
Caeterum nullum schisma non sibi aliquam confingit haeresim, ut recte ab ecclesia recessisse videatur. "