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heresy meaning

EN[ˈhɛɹəsi]
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WHeresy
  • Heresy is any provocative belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs or customs. A heretic is a proponent of such claims or beliefs.
  • The term is usually used to refer to violations of important religious teachings, but is used also of views strongly opposed to any generally accepted ideas. It is used in particular in reference to Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Marxism.
  • In certain historical Islamic, Christian, and Jewish cultures, among others, espousing ideas deemed heretical has been and in some cases still is subjected not merely to punishments such as excommunication, but even to the death penalty.
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  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns

    Other Vocabulary

    Look-Alike Words
    1. en hereby
    2. fr hères
    3. en hæresy
    4. en heresay
    5. en merely
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    Grammatically, this word "heresy" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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