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schis·mat·ic

 (skĭz-măt′ĭk, sĭz-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or engaging in schism.
n.
One who promotes or engages in schism.

schis·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

schismatic

(skɪzˈmætɪk; sɪz-) or

schismatical

adj
of, relating to, or promoting schism
n
a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction
schisˈmatically adv
schisˈmaticalness n

schis•mat•ic

(sɪzˈmæt ɪk, skɪz-)

adj.
1. Also, schis•mat′i•cal. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of schism; guilty of schism.
n.
2. a person who promotes or embraces schism.
[1350–1400; Middle English scismatik < Middle French scismatique < Late Latin schismaticus < Greek schismatikós]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.schismatic - of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism; "schismatic sects"

schismatic

noun
A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
Translations

schismatic

[sɪzˈmætɪk, skɪzˈmætɪk]
A. ADJcismático
B. Ncismático/a m/f

schismatic

adjschismatisch
nSchismatiker(in) m(f)
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