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schismatic

[ siz-mat-ik, skiz- ]
/ sɪzˈmæt ɪk, skɪz- /
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adjective

Also schis·mat·i·cal. of, relating to, or of the nature of schism; guilty of schism.

noun

a person who promotes schism or is an adherent of a schismatic body.

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Origin of schismatic

1350–1400; <Late Latin schismaticus<Greek schismatikós (see schism, -ic); replacing Middle English scismatik<Middle French scismatique<Late Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for schismatic

schismatic

schismatical

/ (skɪzˈmætɪk, sɪz-) /

adjective

of, relating to, or promoting schism

noun

a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction

Derived forms of schismatic

schismatically, adverbschismaticalness, noun
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