heresimach

[ huh-ree-zuh-mak, -suh-, her-uh-suh- ]
/ həˈri zəˌmæk, -sə-, ˈhɛr ə sə- /

noun

a person engaged in combating heresy and heretics.

Nearby words

  1. hereof,
  2. hereon,
  3. herero,
  4. heres,
  5. heresiarch,
  6. heresiography,
  7. heresiologist,
  8. heresiology,
  9. heresthetic,
  10. heresy

Origin of heresimach

1815–25; < Late Greek hairesimáchos, equivalent to Greek haíresi(s) heresy + mách(ē) quarrel, battle (see -machy) + -os noun suffix

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