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[het-er-uh-dok-see] /ˈhɛt ər əˌdɒk si/
noun, plural heterodoxies.
heterodox state or quality.
a heterodox opinion, view, etc.
Origin of heterodoxy
From the Greek word heterodoxía, dating back to 1645-55. See heterodox, -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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