schismatic

[siz-mat-ik, skiz-]
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noun
  1. a person who promotes schism or is an adherent of a schismatic body.

Origin of schismatic

1350–1400; < Late Latin schismaticus < Greek schismatikós (see schism, -ic); replacing Middle English scismatik < Middle French scismatique < Late Latin, as above
Related formsschis·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbschis·mat·i·cal·ness, nounnon·schis·mat·ic, adjectivenon·schis·mat·i·cal, adjectiveun·schis·mat·ic, adjectiveun·schis·mat·i·cal, adjective
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schismatic

schismatical

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or promoting schism
noun
  1. a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction
Derived Formsschismatically, adverbschismaticalness, noun
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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.

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