[ UK /skˈɪzəm/ ]
[ US /ˈskɪzəm/ ]
  1. division of a group into opposing factions
    another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  2. the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences
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How To Use schism In A Sentence

  • Byzance ne s'en remettra jamais complètement et cet évènement dramatique marqua la vraie rupture entre catholiques latins et orthodoxes grecs, beaucoup plus que le schisme de 1054 ! Archive 2007-03-01
  • During the Great Schism from 1378 to 1417 one reason for Scotland's recognition of the Avignon popes was that the English were supporting the rival popes at Rome.
  • - (containing the "disputable" books - 2 Peter, 2nd 3rd John, Jude, the Apocalpse, Letter of Hermes, Didache, etc.) never became a cause for schism. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • A dangerous schism in the Russian party developed with the emergence of the view known as Economism.
  • Or the emotional schism caused by choosing between two parents?
  • At the parish level, the fear of schism ensured that the church remained a militant one, committed to the policies of Catholic reform first promulgated by the council of Trent.
  • A further schism developed among those favoring the colony's existence.
  • Thus, the schismatic group was not necessarily heretical.
  • This schism was an internal dispute within the Catholic Church resulting in French cardinals electing an "antipope" (Clement VII) in order to dispute the authority of recently elected Pope Urban VI. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • The schism that produced competitive health care professions, primarily traditional medicine, osteopathy and chiropractic shattered and scattered fundamental principles for the relief of pain.
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