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Meaning of SCHISMATIC

Pronunciation:  siz'matik

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of or relating to or involved in or characteristic of schism; "schismatic sects"
 

SCHISMATIC is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: schismatical
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Schis*mat"ic\ (s[i^]z*m[a^]t"[i^]k; so nearly all
    ortho["e]pists), a. [L. schismaticus, Gr. ?: cf. F.
    schismatique.]
    Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the
    nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions
    or proposals.
    
    
  2. \Schis*mat"ic\ (?; 277), n.
    One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates
    from an established church or religious communion on account
    of a difference of opinion. ``They were popularly classed
    together as canting schismatics.'' --Macaulay.
    
    Syn: Heretic; partisan. See {Heretic}.
    
    
 

 

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