heretic


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her·e·tic

 (hĕr′ĭ-tĭk)
n.
A person who holds controversial opinions, especially one who publicly dissents from the officially accepted dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
adj.
Heretical.

[Middle English heretik, from Old French heretique, from Late Latin haereticus, from Greek hairetikos, able to choose, factious, from hairetos, chosen, from haireisthai, to choose; see heresy.]

heretic

(ˈhɛrətɪk)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) chiefly RC Church a person who maintains beliefs contrary to the established teachings of the Church
2. a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field
heretical adj
heˈretically adv

her•e•tic

(ˈhɛr ɪ tɪk; adj. also həˈrɛt ɪk)

n.
1. a professed believer who maintains religious beliefs contrary to those accepted by his or her church.
2. a professed believer who willfully and persistently rejects any part of the doctrine of his or her church.
3. anyone who does not conform to an established view, doctrine, or principle.
adj.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French heretique < Late Latin haereticus < Greek hairetikós able to choose (Late Greek: heretical), derivative of hairet(ós) that may be taken, v. adj. of haireîn to choose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heretic - a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Churchheretic - a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
castaway, outcast, pariah, Ishmael - a person who is rejected (from society or home)
2.heretic - a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)
recusant, nonconformist - someone who refuses to conform to established standards of conduct

heretic

noun nonconformist, dissident, separatist, sectarian, renegade, revisionist, dissenter, apostate, schismatic He was considered a heretic and was ridiculed for his ideas.

heretic

noun
A person who dissents from the doctrine of an established church:
Translations
هرطَقي، مِن أهْل البِدَع
kacíř-ka
kætter
harhaoppinenkerettiläinentoisinajattelija
eretnek
trúvillingur
kacír
sapkınlık gösteren kimse

heretic

[ˈherətɪk] Nhereje mf

heretic

[ˈhɛrɪtɪk] n
(RELIGION)hérétique mf
(fig)hérétique mf

heretic

nKetzer(in) m(f), → Häretiker(in) m(f) (spec)

heretic

[ˈhɛrətɪk] neretico/a

heresy

(ˈherəsi) noun
(the holding or teaching of) an (especially religious) opinion which differs from the official opinion.
ˈheretic (-tik) noun
a person who holds or teaches such an opinion.
heretical (həˈretikl) adjective
References in classic literature ?
I will owe to the superstition of thy brethren what their compassion might refuse me, Each Preceptory each Chapter of thy Order, shall learn, that, like a heretic, thou hast sinned with a Jewess.
If you will interpret the word INTOLERANCE as FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeanie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam foedari that you admire in republican tenets,--you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath.
The uproar, however, attracted the notice of a few neighbors, who put themselves to the trouble of rescuing the little heretic, and of conveying him to Pearson's door.
Mary in Heaven has written the vow That the land shall not rest till the heretic blood, From the babe at the breast to the hand at the plough, Has rolled to the ocean like Shannon in flood!
Thereupon I declared that I was a heretic and a barbarian--"Je suis heretique et barbare," I said, "and that these archbishops and cardinals and monsignors, and the rest of them, meant nothing at all to me.
of an heretic when with some forgotten story he can confound the filial piety of the Rev.
He ain't that far gone exactly--few men is, I reckon--but he's what you might call a heretic.
Blifil suffered himself to be overpowered by the forcible rhetoric of the squire; and it being agreed that Western should close with Allworthy that very afternoon, the lover departed home, having first earnestly begged that no violence might be offered to the lady by this haste, in the same manner as a popish inquisitor begs the lay power to do no violence to the heretic delivered over to it, and against whom the church hath passed sentence.
Then the invalid became a heretic or sorcerer; as heretic or sorcerer he suffered, and sought to cause suffering.
While she prayed that she might become the humble instrument of bringing him into the flock of the faithful, she petitioned for forgiveness, on her own behalf, if presumption or indifference to the counsel of the church had caused her to set too high a value on her influence, and led her into the dangerous error of hazarding her own soul by espousing a heretic.
They are possessed with a strange notion that they are the only true Christians in the world; as for us, they shunned us as heretics, and were under the greatest surprise at hearing us mention the Virgin Mary with the respect which is due to her, and told us that we could not be entirely barbarians since we were acquainted with the mother of God.
But I take all the blame upon myself for never having told your worships of my uncle's vagaries, that you might put a stop to them before things had come to this pass, and burn all these accursed books- for he has a great number- that richly deserve to be burned like heretics.