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GREAT SCHISM

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GREAT SCHISM (noun)
  The noun GREAT SCHISM has 1 sense:

1. the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon

  Familiarity information: GREAT SCHISM used as a noun is very rare.


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GREAT SCHISM (noun)


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Meaning:

The period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Instance hypernyms:

schism (the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences)

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Domain category:

Church of Rome; Roman Catholic; Roman Catholic Church; Roman Church; Western Church (the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy)


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