from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to heresy or heretics.
- adj. Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or pertaining to heresy or heretics.
- adj. Contrary to mainstream or accepted opinion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing heresy; of the nature of, or characterized by, heresy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Containing or characterized by heresy; contrary to established opinions or principles; contrary to an accepted standard of religious faith.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards
Middle English, from Middle French eretical and from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus. See heretic. (Wiktionary)