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Schism

n.1.(Eccl.) Division or separation;
Greek schism
(Eccl.) the separation of the Greek and Roman churches.
Great schism
(Eccl.) a schism in the Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on account of rival claimants to the papal throne.
Schism act
(Law) an act of the English Parliament requiring all teachers to conform to the Established Church, - passed in 1714, repealed in 1719.
Noun1.schism - division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy"
Synonyms: split
affiliation, alienation, apostasy, betrayal, body, bolt, branch, breach, breach of friendship, break, breakaway, chasm, church, cleavage, cleft, communion, community, defection, denomination, dereliction, deserter, desertion, disaffection, disfavor, disruption, dissent, dissidence, disunion, disunity, divergence, dividedness, division, estrangement, faction, falling-out, fellowship, fissure, fracture, group, heterodoxy, misbelief, nonconformism, nonconformity, offshoot, open rupture, order, organization, party, persuasion, ratting, recall of ambassadors, religious order, rent, rift, rupture, school, secession, sect, sectarism, segment, separation, society, split, unorthodoxy, variety, version, walkout
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