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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or engaging in schism.
  • noun One who promotes or engages in schism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized by schism; tending or inclined to or promotive of schism: as, schismatic opinions; a schismatic tendency.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Synonyms Sectary, etc. See heretic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism.
  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective religion Of or pertaining to a schism
  • adjective music Of or pertaining to a schisma
  • noun religion A person involved in a schism

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism

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