Simple Definition of heresy
: a belief or opinion that does not agree with the official belief or opinion of a particular religion
Full Definition of heresy
1 a : adherence to a religious opinion contrary to church dogma b : denial of a revealed truth by a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church c : an opinion or doctrine contrary to church dogma
2 a : dissent or deviation from a dominant theory, opinion, or practice b : an opinion, doctrine, or practice contrary to the truth or to generally accepted beliefs or standards
Examples of heresy
They were accused of heresy.
He was preaching dangerous heresies.
Origin of heresy
Middle English heresie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin haeresis, from Late Greek hairesis, from Greek, action of taking, choice, sect, from hairein to take
First Known Use: 13th century
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HERESY Defined for Kids
Definition of heresy
1 : the holding of religious beliefs opposed to church doctrine : such a belief
2 : belief or opinion opposed to a generally accepted view <It's heresy in my family to not love baseball.>
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