heretical

[huh-ret-i-kuhl]

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of heretics or heresy.

Nearby words

  1. heresiologist,
  2. heresiology,
  3. heresthetic,
  4. heresy,
  5. heretic,
  6. hereto,
  7. heretofore,
  8. hereunder,
  9. hereunto,
  10. hereupon

Origin of heretical

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English word from Medieval Latin word haereticālis. See heretic, -al1

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Word Origin and History for heretical

heretical

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French eretical and directly from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus (see heretic).

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