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1. The formal split (1054) between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches.
2. The dispute (1378-1417) within the Catholic church over papal succession.
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1. (Roman Catholic Church) the breach between the Eastern and Western churches, usually dated from 1054
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the division within the Roman Catholic Church from 1378 to 1429, during which rival popes reigned at Rome and Avignon
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1378–1417, a period in which rival popes claimed office. It led to calls for church reform.
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|Noun||1.||Great Schism - the period from 1378 to 1417 during which there were two papacies in the Roman Catholic Church, one in Rome and one in Avignon|
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