noun he·re·si·mach \həˈrēzəˌmak, heˈ-, -rēsə-; ˈherəsēˌ-\

Definition of heresimach



  1. :  an active opponent of heresy and heretics

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Origin and Etymology of heresimach

Late Greek hairesimachos, from hairesis heresy + Greek -machos (from machesthai to fight) — more at heresy, -machy

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to criticize severely

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