- of, relating to, or characteristic of heretics or heresy.
Origin of heretical
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unorthodox, unconventional, dissident, radical.
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Word Origin and History for heretically
early 15c., from Middle French eretical and directly from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus (see heretic).
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