- a person who promotes schism or is an adherent of a schismatic body.
Origin of schismatic
Examples from the Web for schismatic
It is claimed by China and by Europe, and the whole universe is schismatic on the subject.The Philippine Islands
A Greek schismatic, attacked by a mortal malady, was brought to the hospital.The Miraculous Medal
Jean Marie Aladel
Schismatic or seditious—tending to disrupt the unity of the Church.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4
Henry Charles Lea
Moses was but an Egyptian schismatic, Christianity is but a reformed Judaism.Superstition In All Ages (1732)
In the course of his speech he spoke of the king as a "heretic and schismatic."Joan of Arc
Laura E. Richards
- of, relating to, or promoting schism
- a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction
Word Origin and History for schismatic
late 14c. (n.); mid-15c. (adj.), from Old French scismatique (Modern French schismatique), from Church Latin schismaticus, from Greek skhismatikos, from schisma (see schism). Used also as a noun in Old French and Late Latin. Related: Schismatical; schismatically.