noun, plural her·e·sies.
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Origin of heresy
OTHER WORDS FROM heresysu·per·her·e·sy, noun, plural su·per·her·e·sies.
Words nearby heresy
Example sentences from the Web for heresy
A person close to the family told the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle that he was initially arrested for heresy.Trust Iran? It Just Hanged a Man Who Doubted ‘Jonah and the Whale’|IranWire|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His move to the Tribune would be followed by a move to a suburban manse—“Heresy!”The Stacks: John Schulian’s Classic Profile of Newspaper Columnist Mike Royko|John Schulian|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A few hundred years later, Belgian cartographer Gerard Mercator was charged with heresy.
He committed Republican heresy by saying revenue needs to be part of any deficit solution.Lindsey Graham Defies Party Line as Defense Cuts, GOP Primary Loom|Michelle Cottle|July 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His immigration “heresy” is more likely to help than to hurt him.Why Newt Gingrich Is a Stronger Presidential Candidate Than He Looks|Michael Medved|November 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Whatever they do not like, whatever they do not understand, is heresy!Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam|Ephraim Emerton
When men set up terms of communion of their own, there you find the principle of heresy; there, too, there must be schism.The Assembly of God|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
The Catholics drew the sword for the extirpation of heresy; the Protestants grasped their arms to defend themselves.Henry IV, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
Buddhism, although, tolerant of heresy, has ever been vehement in its persecution of schism.
Suspension deferred the execution of penalties incurred by heresy, either for a term of years, or until a council should decide.
British Dictionary definitions for heresy
noun plural -sies
- an opinion or doctrine contrary to the orthodox tenets of a religious body or church
- the act of maintaining such an opinion or doctrine
Word Origin for heresy
Cultural definitions for heresy
A belief or teaching considered unacceptable by a religious group. (See heretic.)