An example of a heretic is a person who has views that do not conform to the views of the Roman Catholic church.
Origin of heretic
- Middle English heretik from Old French heretique from Late Latin haereticus from Greek hairetikos able to choose, factious from hairetos chosen from haireisthai to choose heresy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Middle English, from Old French eretique, from Medieval Latin haereticus, from Ancient Greek αἱρετικός (hairetikos, “able to choose, factious”)