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Great schism

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

   {Greek schism} (Eccl.), the separation of the Greek and Roman

   {Great schism}, or {Western schism} (Eccl.) a schism in the
      Roman church in the latter part of the 14th century, on
      account of rival claimants to the papal throne.

   {Schism act} (Law), an act of the English Parliament
      requiring all teachers to conform to the Established
      Church, -- passed in 1714, repealed in 1719.
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