Schis*mat"ic (s&icr;z*m&acr;t"&icr;k; so nearly all orthoepists), a. [L. schismaticus, Gr. : cf. F. schismatique.]

Of or pertaining to schism; implying schism; partaking of the nature of schism; tending to schism; as, schismatic opinions or proposals.


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One who creates or takes part in schism; one who separates from an established church or religious communion on account of a difference of opinion.

"They were popularly classed together as canting schismatics."


Syn. -- Heretic; partisan. See Heretic.


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