schism (as requested by mpf)

Definition: separation
Synonyms: alienation, break, breakup, difference, disagreement, discord, dissension, disunion, division, divorce, faction, fissure, fracture, gap, parting, rift, rupture, secession, splinter group, split

: division, separation; also : discord, disharmony
a : formal division in or separation from a church or religious body. This is the usual use of the word

Examples of SCHISM

a schism between leading members of the party
The church was divided by schism.

Origin of SCHISM
Middle English scisme, from Anglo-French scisme, cisme, from Late Latin schismat-, schisma, from Greek, cleft, division, from schizein to split — more at shed
First Known Use: 14th century

East–West Schism, a split between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church in the eleventh century; sometimes referred to as The Great Schism

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One Response to schism (as requested by mpf)

  1. Molly Fallek says:

    Go schism

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