Definition of heretic
1 : a dissenter from established religious dogma; especially : a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who disavows a revealed truth
2 : one who dissents from an accepted belief or doctrine : nonconformist
Examples of heretic in a sentence
The church regards them as heretics.
<Galileo was condemned as a heretic for supporting Copernicus's thesis that the earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa.>
First Known Use of heretic
HERETIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heretic for English Language Learners
: someone who believes or teaches something that goes against accepted or official beliefs
HERETIC Defined for Kids
Definition of heretic for Students
: a person who believes or teaches something opposed to accepted beliefs (as of a church)
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