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  • 1 Great schism — Schism Schism, n. [OE. scisme, OF. cisme, scisme, F. schisme, L. schisma, Gr. schi sma, fr. schi zein to split; akin to L. scindere, Skr. chid, and prob. to E. shed, v.t. (which see); cf. {Rescind}, {Schedule}, {Zest}.] Division or separation;… …

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  • 2 Great Schism — n. 1. the division or conflict in the Roman Catholic Church from 1378 to 1417, when there were rival popes at Avignon and Rome: also called Schism of the West 2. the separation of the Eastern Church from the Western Church, traditionally dated… …

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  • 3 Great Schism — noun the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon • Topics: ↑Roman Catholic, ↑Western Church, ↑Roman Catholic Church, ↑Church of Rome, ↑Roman Church • Instance… …

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  • 4 Great Schism — The term Great Schism may refer to one of several events in Christianity: * The East West Schism, in 1054 between Western Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. * The Western Schism, related to the popes in Avignon versus those in Rome …

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  • 5 Great Schism — /greɪt ˈskɪzəm/ (say grayt skizuhm) noun 1. Also, Western Schism. a period of complex division within the Roman Catholic Church which began in 1378 with two popes, one in Rome and one in Avignon, and, from 1409, a third, elected at Pisa; all… …

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  • 6 Great Schism — a period of division in the Roman Catholic Church, 1378 1417, over papal succession, during which there were two, or sometimes three, claimants to the papal office. * * * …

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  • 7 Great Schism —  Великий Раскол …

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  • 8 Schism — • In the language of theology and canon law, the rupture of ecclesiastical union and unity Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Schism     Schism      …

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  • 9 Schism — or schisms may refer to:Entertainment* Schisms , a Star Trek: The Next Generation episode * Schism, an event which occurred within the fictional V.F.D. organization in Lemony Snicket s A Series of Unfortunate Events * Schism , a novel by… …

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  • 10 Schism — Schism, n. [OE. scisme, OF. cisme, scisme, F. schisme, L. schisma, Gr. schi sma, fr. schi zein to split; akin to L. scindere, Skr. chid, and prob. to E. shed, v.t. (which see); cf. {Rescind}, {Schedule}, {Zest}.] Division or separation;… …

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  • 11 Schism act — Schism Schism, n. [OE. scisme, OF. cisme, scisme, F. schisme, L. schisma, Gr. schi sma, fr. schi zein to split; akin to L. scindere, Skr. chid, and prob. to E. shed, v.t. (which see); cf. {Rescind}, {Schedule}, {Zest}.] Division or separation;… …

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  • 12 schism — (n.) late 14c., scisme, dissention within the church, from O.Fr. cisme a cleft, split, from L.L. schisma, from Gk. skhisma (gen. skhismatos) division, cleft, from stem of skhizein to split (see SHED (Cf. shed) (v.)). Spelling restored 16c., but… …

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  • 13 Schism (religion) — A schism (pronounced /ˈskɪzəm/ or /ˈsɪzəm/), from Greek σχίσμα, skhísma (from σχίζω, skhízō, to tear, to split ), is a division between people, usually belonging to an organization or movement religious denomination. The word is most frequently… …

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  • 14 schism — schismless, adj. /siz euhm, skiz /, n. 1. division or disunion, esp. into mutually opposed parties. 2. the parties so formed. 3. Eccles. a. a formal division within, or separation from, a church or religious body over some doctrinal difference. b …

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  • 15 Schism — (1378 1417)    Also known as the Great Schism. Division within the Roman Catholic Church caused by dis agreement over which of two (and for a time, three) claimants to the position of pope had been lawfully elected. It originated in the after… …

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  • 16 Schism, Western — or Great Schism (1378–1417) In Roman Catholic history, a period when there were two, and later three, rival popes, each with his own College of Cardinals. The schism began soon after the papal residence was returned to Rome from Avignon (see… …

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  • 17 schism — [[t]skɪ̱zəm, sɪ̱z [/t]] schisms N VAR When there is a schism, a group or organization divides into two groups as a result of differences in thinking and beliefs. [FORMAL] ...the great schism which divided the Christian world in the 11th century …

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  • 18 great — greatness, n. /grayt/, adj., greater, greatest, adv., n., pl. greats, (esp. collectively) great, interj. adj. 1. unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions: A great fire destroyed nearly half the city …

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  • 19 Schism — ♦ A formal split in the church over a disagreement about a matter of practice; distinct from heresy because the split is not over belief; the schism of 1054 marked the formal break between Roman Catholicism and the Greek Orthodox church; the… …

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  • 20 great Western schism — (great) Western schism The division in the Western Church from 1378 to 1417, when there were antipopes under French influence at Avignon • • • Main Entry: ↑schism …

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