Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Characterized by or tainted with schism; schismatic.

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

  • adjective Same as schismatic.

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  • adjective Alternative form of schismatic.

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

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Examples

  • To save his place he had given a dishonest vote for degrading one of her most eminent ministers, had affected to doubt her orthodoxy, had listened with the outward show of docility to teachers who called her schismatical and heretical, and had offered to cooperate strenuously with her deadliest enemies in their designs against her.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 2

  • I'm not even sure that we can call it schismatical any more, since its members clearly do not will separation of any kind from Rome.

    Slow posting continues till mid-August...

  • I'm not even sure that we can call it schismatical any more, since its members clearly do not will separation of any kind from Rome.

    Slow posting continues till mid-August...

  • Here, at least, although the candlestick of the Church of England had been in some degree removed from its place, it yet afforded a glimmering light; there was a hierarchy, though schismatical, and fallen from the principles maintained by those great fathers of the church, Sancroft and his brethren; there was a liturgy, though woefully perverted in some of the principal petitions.

    Waverley

  • If some heretical persons and schismatical sectaries have at any time formerly been so arrayed and clothed (though many have imputed such a kind of dress to cosenage, cheat, imposture, and an affectation of tyranny upon credulous minds of the rude multitude),

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • If some heretical persons and schismatical sectaries have at any time formerly been so arrayed and clothed (though many have imputed such a kind of dress to cosenage, cheat, imposture, and an affectation of tyranny upon credulous minds of the rude multitude),

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • There will, indeed, be a distinct and separate practice in the things wherein the difference lies; which in itself, and without other avoidable evils, need not on either side to be schismatical.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

  • Yea, with many, a kind of possession and multitude do render dissenters unquestionably schismatical; so that it is esteemed an unreasonable confidence in them to deny themselves so to be.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

  • And they are ready to suppose, that upon an acknowledgment that they are true churches, every dissent from them in anything must needs be criminal, — as if it were all one to be a true church — a supposition including a nullity in the state of those churches which in the least differ from them, than which there is no more uncharitable nor schismatical principle in the world.

    A Discourse concerning Evangelical Love, Church Peace, and Unity

  • He conquered the Edomites, and obliged them to a conformity with the Jews in religion; and destroyed the schismatical temple of the Samaritans.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 45: 1 Machabees The Challoner Revision

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