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schism British & World English

A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief

schism English Thesaurus

the widening schism between church leaders and politicians

Great Schism British & World English

The breach between the Eastern and the Western Churches, traditionally dated to 1054 and becoming final in 1472

Acacian schism in Acacian British & World English

Of, relating to, or associated with Acacius, a 5th-cent. Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, who caused a split between the Eastern and Western Church from 484 to 519; especially in Acacian schism.

Photian schism in Photian British & World English

Of or relating to Photius, patriarch of Constantinople. Formerly also, in polemical use: †belonging to, relating to, or designating the Eastern Orthodox churches (obsolete).