Variant of heresy
- a religious belief opposed to the orthodox doctrines of a church; esp., such a belief specifically denounced by the church
- the rejection of a belief that is a part of church dogma
- any opinion (in philosophy, politics, etc.) opposed to official or established views or doctrines
- the holding of any such belief or opinion
Origin: Middle English heresie from Old French from Classical Latin haeresis, school of thought, sect, inch(es) LL(Ec), heresy from Glassical Greek hairesis, a taking, selection, school, sect, inch(es) LGr(Ec), heresy from hairein, to take
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