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schism (s) (noun), schisms (pl)
1. A separation, split, or division between strongly opposed parties or individuals caused by differences of opinion or beliefs: There appears to be a schism among members of the political party because they can't seem to agree on who should be nominated for the next election.

The local church was divided by a schism about whether women should be allowed to become ministers or preachers.

2. Etymology: from Middle English and then from Old French schisme via church Latin from Greek skhisma, "cleft, split"; from skhizein, "to split".
A separation, a division, or a discord between people.
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This entry is located in the following units: -ism, -ismus (page 52) schisto-, schist-, schis-, -schisia, -scisis (page 1)
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A split, a division, or a separation between opposing groups or individuals which is caused by differences of beliefs or opinions. (1)