Associations to the word «Schism»

Wiktionary

SCHISM, noun. A split or separation within a group or organization, typically caused by discord.
SCHISM, noun. (religion) A formal division or split within a religious body.
SCHISM, noun. (Catholicism) a split within Christianity whereby a group no longer recognizes the Bishop of Rome as the head of the Church, but shares essentially the same beliefs with the Church of Rome. In other words, a political split without the introduction of heresy.

Dictionary definition

SCHISM, noun. Division of a group into opposing factions; "another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy".
SCHISM, noun. The formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences.

Wise words

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Napoleon Hill