noun, plural het·er·o·dox·ies.

heterodox state or quality.
a heterodox opinion, view, etc.

Origin of heterodoxy

From the Greek word heterodoxía, dating back to 1645–55. See heterodox, -y3
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Examples from the Web for heterodoxy

Historical Examples of heterodoxy

  • Heterodoxy in details of faith is rampant, and is no obstacle to Christian fellowship.

    Mountain Meditations

    L. Lind-af-Hageby

  • And so you are satisfied that false opinion is heterodoxy, or the thought of something else?

  • Then, you will remember, you were in great pain because of the heterodoxy of George Holland.

    Phyllis of Philistia

    Frank Frankfort Moore

  • He retorted by animadverting upon the preacher's heterodoxy.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill

  • His bad name for heterodoxy had been made worse by his favorite studies.


    Philip Gilbert Hamerton

Word Origin and History for heterodoxy

1650s, from Greek heterodoxia "error of opinion," from heterodoxos (see heterodox).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper