Greek schism(Eccl.), the separation of the Greek and Roman churches.Great schism, or Western schism(Eccl.) a schism in the Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on account of rival claimants to the papal throne.Schism act(Law), an act of the English Parliament requiring all teachers to conform to the Established Church, — passed in 1714, repealed in 1719.

(||Schis"ma) n. [L., a split, separation, Gr. schi`sma: cf. F. schisma. See Schism.] (Anc. Mus.) An interval equal to half a comma.

(Schis*mat"ic) (siz*mat"ik; so nearly all orthoëpists), a. [L. schismaticus, Gr. : cf. F. schismatique.] Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.

(Schis*mat"ic) n. One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion. "They were popularly classed together as canting schismatics." Macaulay.

Syn. — Heretic; partisan. See Heretic.

(Schis*mat"ic*al) a. Same as Schismatic.Schis*mat"ic*al*ly, adv.Schis*mat"ic*al*ness, n.

(Schis"ma*tize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Schismatized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Schismatizing ] [Cf. F. schismatiser.] To take part in schism; to make a breach of communion in the church.

(Schism"less) a. Free from schism.

(Schist) n. [Gr. divided, divisible, fr. to divide: cf. F. schiste. See Schism.] (Geol.) Any crystalline rock having a foliated structure (see Foliation) and hence admitting of ready division into slabs or slates. The common kinds are mica schist, and hornblendic schist, consisting chiefly of quartz with mica or hornblende and often feldspar.

(Schis*ta"ceous) a. Of a slate color.

(Schist"ic) a. Schistose.

(Schis*tose" Schist*ous) , a. [Cf. F. schisteux.] (Geol.) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.

Schillerization to Schoolman

(Schil`ler*i*za"tion) n. (Min.) The act or process of producing schiller in a mineral mass.

(Schil"ling) n. [G. See Shilling.] Any one of several small German and Dutch coins, worth from about one and a half cents to about five cents.

(||Schin`dy*le"sis) n. [NL., from Gr. a splitting into fragments.] (Anat.) A form of articulation in which one bone is received into a groove or slit in another.

(Schir"rhus) n. See Scirrhus.

(Schism) n. [OE. scisme, OF. cisme, scisme, F. schisme, L. schisma, Gr. schi`sma, fr. schi`zein to split; akin to L. scindere, Skr. chid, and prob. to E. shed, v.t. (which see); cf. Rescind, Schedule, Zest.] Division or separation; specifically (Eccl.), permanent division or separation in the Christian church; breach of unity among people of the same religious faith; the offense of seeking to produce division in a church without justifiable cause.

Set bounds to our passions by reason, to our errors by truth, and to our schisms by charity.
Eikon Basilike.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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