Heterodox meaning

hĕtər-ə-dŏks
Holding unorthodox opinions.
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The definition of heterodox is something outside of usually accepted beliefs.

An example of heterodox is a Catholic priest practicing a Wiccan ritual.

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Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma.
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Departing from or opposed to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, esp. in religion; inclining toward heresy; unorthodox.
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Of or pertaining to creeds, beliefs, or teachings, especially religious ones, that are different from the norm ('orthodox'), but not sufficiently different to be called heretical.

The Church of Alexandria in Egypt is considered heterodox, not heretical.

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Origin of heterodox

  • Greek heterodoxos hetero- hetero- doxa opinion (from dokein to think dek- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition