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1. Being, relating to, or of the nature of a heteronym.
2. Being different names or terms but having correspondence or interrelationship, as mother and daughter.

[From Late Greek heterōnumos, from Greek, with a different denominator : Greek hetero-, hetero- + Greek onoma, name; see nō̆-men- in Indo-European roots.]
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In other words, Maimonides rejected an autonomous acceptance of these laws in favor of a heteronymous acceptance of God's revealed laws.
8] According to this model, 'people accept responsibility for all their actions, rather than hide behind heteronymous rules and regulations'.
12) When the security guard encounters conflicts based on a heteronymous definition of the product, the social order or "the normal" is contested.