- a leader in heresy; the leader of a heretical sect.
Origin of heresiarch
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Historical Examples of heresiarch
An attempt was then made to deal the new religion a fatal blow by the seizure and execution of the heresiarch, Mazdak.
For the rest, the heresiarch had a mighty flow of vituperative speech.Demos
A heresiarch,' he had written even in his Anglican days, 'should meet with no mercy.Outspoken Essays
William Ralph Inge
The Heresiarch did not pretend to have written it himself, nor did he ascribe it to any other person.Supernatural Religion, Vol. II. (of III)
Walter Richard Cassels
But, as in the case of Felix, the heresiarch was more than a match for his opponents in argument.Christianity and Islam in Spain (756-1031)
Charles Reginald Haines
- the leader or originator of a heretical movement or sect