- a person who promotes schism or is an adherent of a schismatic body.
Origin of schismatic
Related Wordsapostate, dissenter, dissident, freethinker, heretic, iconoclast, infidel, miscreant, nonconformist, sectarian, sectary, separationist, skeptic, unbeliever, revisionist
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.