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Today's word is:

schism

|ˈs(k)izəm|

noun

  • A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.
  • The formal separation of a church into two churches or the secession of a group owing to doctrinal and other differences. See also Great Schism.

ORIGIN: late Middle English : from Old French scisme, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek skhisma 'cleft,' from skhizein 'to split.'

[Thanks to DS for today's word ^^]