noun Etymology: Middle English scisme, from Anglo-French scisme, cisme, from Late Latin schismat-, schisma, from Greek, cleft, division, from schizein to split — more at shed Date: 14th century 1. division, separation; also discord, disharmony <
a schism between political parties
2. a. formal division in or separation from a church or religious body b. the offense of promoting schism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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