- (context, religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
- 1968 History of Western Civilization edited Heyes Baldwin & Cole. p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67-13596.
- :"Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents."
- A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy, or science.
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