Origin of schismatic
Examples from the Web for schismatic
In the course of his speech he spoke of the king as a "heretic and schismatic."Joan of Arc|Laura E. Richards
He was similarly foiled in his attempt to lay a double tax on the schismatic upholders of the ancient ways.
In vain had the ten tribes of schismatic Israel been carried into captivity by Assyria.
The Vaudois heresy which became notorious at Lyons about the same time was a schismatic, not a heretic movement.The Troubadours|H.J. Chaytor
A man is no longer socially banned for being heretical, schismatic, or liberal-minded.At Large|Arthur Christopher Benson
British Dictionary definitions for schismatic
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.