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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

Etymologies

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Middle English, from Middle French eretical and from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus. See heretic.

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