• (n.) An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; -- usually, but not necessarily, said in reproach.
  • (n.) Religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church, especially when tending to promote schism or separation; lack of orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or erroneous belief in regard to, some fundamental religious doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.
  • (n.) An offense against Christianity, consisting in a denial of some essential doctrine, which denial is publicly avowed, and obstinately maintained.

Compare heresy with other words:

hereby vs. heresy

heresy vs. irony

heresy vs. pagan

heresiarchy vs. heresy

dissent vs. heresy

fallacy vs. heresy

hearsay vs. heresy

apostasy vs. heresy

heresy vs. macedonianism

heresy vs. jezebel

arian vs. heresy

blasphemy vs. heresy

heresy vs. lapse

heresy vs. inquisition

heresy vs. nestorianism

heresy vs. pelagianism

arianism vs. heresy

heresiarch vs. heresy

heresy vs. science

heresy vs. philosophy

heresy vs. politics

heresy vs. unorthodox

heresy vs. opinion

heresy vs. orthodoxy

heresy vs. schism

heresy vs. heretical

heresy vs. heretic

abjuration vs. heresy