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The word '''''schism''''', from the Greek σχίσμα, schisma (from σχιζωσχίζω, schizo, "to split" or "to tear"), means a division or a split, usually in an organization. A ''schismatic'' is a person who creates or incites schism in an organization or who is a member of a splinter group. ''Schismatic'' as an adjective means pertaining to a schism or schisms, or to those ideas, policies, etc., that are thought to lead towards or promote schism.
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