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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.
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(skɪzˈmætɪk; sɪz-) or


of, relating to, or promoting schism
a person who causes schism or belongs to a schismatic faction
schisˈmatically adv
schisˈmaticalness n
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(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]
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Adj.1.schismatic - of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism; "schismatic sects"
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A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
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[sɪzˈmætɪk, skɪzˈmætɪk]
A. ADJcismático
B. Ncismático/a m/f
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nSchismatiker(in) m(f)
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References in classic literature ?
You brought us word even now, it was decreed That Bruno and the cursed Emperor Were by the holy council both condemn'd For loathed Lollards and base schismatics: Then wherefore would you have me view that book?
He grows too proud in his authority, Lifting his lofty head above the clouds, And, like a steeple, overpeers the church: But we'll pull down his haughty insolence; And, as Pope Alexander, our progenitor, Trod on the neck of German Frederick, Adding this golden sentence to our praise, "That Peter's heirs should tread on Emperors, And walk upon the dreadful adder's back, Treading the lion and the dragon down, And fearless spurn the killing basilisk," So will we quell that haughty schismatic, And, by authority apostolical, Depose him from his regal government.
"Schismatics you mean, friend," said the barber, "not phlegmatics."
By reasoning of this kind, it can be seen that the four or five thousand tulip-growers of Holland, France, and Portugal, leaving out those of Ceylon and China and the Indies, might, if so disposed, put the whole world under the ban, and condemn as schismatics and heretics and deserving of death the several hundred millions of mankind whose hopes of salvation were not centred upon the tulip.
But the ideas of discipline and Christian fraternity are entirely relaxed,--they can hardly be said to exist in the public mind; they hardly survive except in the partial, contradictory form they have taken in the narrow communities of schismatics; and if I were not supported by the firm faith that the Church must ultimately recover the full force of that constitution which is alone fitted to human needs, I should often lose heart at observing the want of fellowship and sense of mutual responsibility among my own flock.
Down to the beginning of the fifteenth century it was widely employed in "churching" heretics and schismatics. Wolecraft calls it the "stoole of repentynge," and among the common people it was jocularly known as "riding the one legged horse." Ludwig Salzmann informs us that in Thibet impalement is considered the most appropriate punishment for crimes against religion; and although in China it is sometimes awarded for secular offences, it is most frequently adjudged in cases of sacrilege.
Making his first reference in the press conference to Catholic "fundamentalists," the pontiff said that even some Catholics are "closed" on the issue of praying with Orthodox, thinking them schismatics.
Their topics include signs of leadership: buildings of Jerusalem in a crusader relief, religion and conflict: investigating the role of relics and holy sites in the religiously diverse society of crusader Famagusta in Cyprus, the typology of the cross and crusade preaching, schismatics and crusaders: Innocent II's condemnation of John Comnenus in the history of Byzantine and papal relations with Latin Antioch, and universal monarchs: crusading in the Life of St.
It may come as a surprise that, while Catholic funerals are no longer denied suicide victims, they may be denied others who seem to show clear "final impenitence." These conditions are spelled out in The Code of Canon Law and include "notorious apostates, heretics, and schismatics" as well as those whose ecclesiastical funeral may cause a "public scandal of the faithful." Judgments as to who meets these conditions are left to the local bishop.
1) states: "Church funeral rites are to be denied to the following, unless they gave some signs of repentance before death: Notorious apostates, heretics and schismatics. Those who for anti-Christian motives chose that their bodies be cremated.
But Don Cossackdom played no role in supporting the Nikonian confessionalization; on the contrary, Orthodoxy on the lower Don was far less organized institutionally and intellectually, so by the time Nikonian discipline began targeting the lower Don this region had become a welcoming haven to schismatics of various types.
God punishes the schismatics by having the sea swallow them and allowing thousands of them to be slaughtered in battle (455-456;472;1559;1697).