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heretic

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noun her·e·tic \ˈher-ə-ˌtik, ˈhe-rə-\

Simple Definition of heretic

  • : someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs

Full Definition of heretic

  1. 1 :  a dissenter from established religious dogma; especially :  a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who disavows a revealed truth

  2. 2 :  one who dissents from an accepted belief or doctrine :  nonconformist

Examples of heretic

  1. The church regards them as heretics.

  2. <Galileo was condemned as a heretic for supporting Copernicus's thesis that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa.>



14th Century

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14th century

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