Associations to the word «Heretic»


HERETIC, noun. Someone who, in the opinion of others, believes contrary to the fundamental tenets of a religion he claims to belong to.
HERETIC, adjective. (archaic) Heretical; of or pertaining to heresy or heretics.

Dictionary definition

HERETIC, noun. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
HERETIC, noun. A person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion).

Wise words

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