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schism

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2 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces
  • the schism of the Christian church into the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches

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The first known use of schism was in the 14th century

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“Schism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/schism. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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