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SCHISM Definition & Legal Meaning

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In ecclesiastical law. A division or separation in a church or denomination of Christians, occasioned by a diversity of faith, creed, or religious opinions. Nelson v. Benson, 69 111. 29; McKinney v. Griggs, 5 Bush (Ky.) 407, 96 Am. Dec. 360.


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