schismatize

verb
schis·ma·tize | \ˈsiz-mə-ˌtīz, ˈskiz-\
schismatized; schismatizing

Definition of schismatize 

intransitive verb

: to take part in schism especially : to make a breach of union (as in the church)

transitive verb

: to induce into schism

First Known Use of schismatize

1601, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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schismatic

schismatist

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schismless

schist

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