heresiarch

[ huh-ree-zee-ahrk, -see-, her-uh-see- ]
/ həˈri ziˌɑrk, -si-, ˈhɛr ə si- /

noun

a leader in heresy; the leader of a heretical sect.

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Origin of heresiarch

1615–25; < Late Latin haeresiarcha < Greek hairesiarchḗs the leader of a school, equivalent to haíresi(s) heresy + -archēs -arch
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British Dictionary definitions for heresiarch

heresiarch
/ (hɪˈriːzɪˌɑːk) /

noun

the leader or originator of a heretical movement or sect
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