- The definition of heterodox is something outside of usually accepted beliefs.
An example of heterodox is a Catholic priest practicing a Wiccan ritual.
Origin: Gr(Ec) heterodoxos from Glassical Greek hetero-, hetero- plush doxa, opinion, akin to dokein, to think, seem: see decent
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- Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma.
- Holding unorthodox opinions.
Origin: Greek heterodoxos : hetero-, hetero- + doxa, opinion (from dokein, to think; see dek- in Indo-European roots).