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heterodoxy

[het-er-uh-dok-see] /ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒk si/
noun, plural heterodoxies.
1.
heterodox state or quality.
2.
a heterodox opinion, view, etc.
Origin of heterodoxy
1645-1655
From the Greek word heterodoxía, dating back to 1645-55. See heterodox, -y3
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  • heterodoxy in details of faith is rampant, and is no obstacle to Christian fellowship.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • And so you are satisfied that false opinion is heterodoxy, or the thought of something else?

    Theaetetus Plato
  • Then, you will remember, you were in great pain because of the heterodoxy of George Holland.

    Phyllis of Philistia Frank Frankfort Moore
  • He retorted by animadverting upon the preacher's heterodoxy.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill
  • His bad name for heterodoxy had been made worse by his favorite studies.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • Professor of history at Upsala, he was once accused of heterodoxy, but acquitted.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • He is said to have suffered imprisonment for his heterodoxy.

  • Any aggregate of composition other than this is a heterodoxy.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
  • Despite his heterodoxy, faults, and weaknesses, Clare was a man with a conscience.

  • Society was saturated with clericalism, and a taint of heterodoxy was more dangerous than one of disloyalty.

Word Origin and History for heterodoxy
n.

1650s, from Greek heterodoxia "error of opinion," from heterodoxos (see heterodox).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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