Definition Of schisms


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

A dangerous schism in the Russian party developed with the emergence of the view known as Economism.

Example Of schisms

  • A further schism developed among those favoring the colony's existence.

  • At the parish level, the fear of schism ensured that the church remained a militant one, committed to the policies of Catholic reform first promulgated by the council of Trent.

  • Coalition leadership within a single military organization easily can create schisms with the potential to tear a unit apart.

  • Europe was suffering under the Black Death, and the papal schism had brought political and theological upheaval.

  • Great schisms have developed on such issues as biotechnology, agriculture, services, and culture.

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