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Schism

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SCHISM, n. sizm. L. schisma Gr. to divide, L. scindo.

1. In a general sense, division or separation but appropriately, a division or separation in a church or denomination of christians, occasioned by diversity of opinions breach of unity among people of the same religious faith.

- Set bounds to our passions by reason, to our errors by truth, and to our schisms by charity.

In Scripture, the word seems to denote a breach of charity, rather than a difference of doctrine.

2. Separation division among tribes or classes of people.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Schism'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/kjd/s/schism.html.

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