schismatize

verb
schis·​ma·​tize | \ ˈsiz-mə-ˌtīz How to pronounce schismatize (audio) , 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

History and Etymology for schismatize

Late Latin schismat-, schisma "division of opinion, schism" + -ize

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“Schismatize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schismatize. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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