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

schis·mat′i·cal·ly adv.


(skɪzˈmætɪk; sɪz-) or


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


(sɪzˈmæt ɪk, skɪz-)

1. Also, schis•mat′i•cal. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of schism; guilty of schism.
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"


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


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


nSchismatiker(in) m(f)
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Ever since the Roman Catholic Church and China began a dialogue in the 1980s, it was known that, one day, the Vatican would have to decide what to do about the nation's Catholic population, divided between those who had suffered persecution for remaining loyal to the pope and others had joined the schismatic church created by the Communist Party of China, which did not recognize the authority of the pope but was subject to the sway of the party through the state-created Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association.
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The city is prismatic Laid out all around And loses what's schismatic Disjointed from the sound And walking made me nosey To peer down every hole Headed to the Mersey Down the streets of Liverpool.
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