Origin of heretic
Examples from the Web for heretic
Her latest book, Heretic: The Case for a Muslim Reformation, will be published in April by HarperCollins.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In a 2009 profile of the right-wing firebrand, The New Yorker called Savage “a heretic among heretics.”
So how is she going to live in this society where you die for being a heretic?
The Heretic Andrew Ferguson, The Weekly Standard Who is Thomas Nagel and why are so many of his fellow academics condemning him?
As is so often the case in religious history, it is the heretic who shows the weakness of the believer.
Prierias, the master of the sacred palace, pronounced Luther a heretic.Luther and the Reformation:|Joseph A. Seiss
He was condemned as a heretic, the headless body was relaxed and burnt and the head was set over one of the gateways.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
Certainly it is obstinacy in error that makes the heretic, for a just God can punish only the adhesion of the will to error.
The infidel, the heretic, was to be run down like a mad dog.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
“The fellow is a heretic and a scoundrel,” said he one day in the conclave.The Bible in Spain|George Borrow
British Dictionary definitions for heretic
Word Origin and History for heretic
mid-14c., from Old French eretique (14c., Modern French hérétique), from Church Latin haereticus, from Greek hairetikos "able to choose," the verbal adjective of hairein (see heresy).