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Heterodox definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HET'ERODOX, a. [Gr. another, different, and opinion.]
1. In theology, heretical; contrary to the faith and doctrines of the true church; or more precisely, contrary to the real doctrines of the Scriptures; as a heterodox opinion; opposed to orthodox.
2. Repugnant to the doctrines or tenets of any established church.
3. Holding opinions repugnant to the doctrines of the Scriptures, as a heterodox divine; or holding opinions contrary to those of an established church.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards [syn: dissident, heretical, heterodox]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Late Latin heterodoxus, from Greek heterodoxos, from heter- + doxa opinion more at doxology Date: circa 1650 1. contrary to or different from an acknowledged standard, a traditional form, or an established religion ; unorthodox, unconventional <a heterodox spirituality> <heterodox ideas> 2. holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a person, opinion, etc.) not orthodox. Derivatives: heterodoxy n. Etymology: LL heterodoxus f. Gk (as HETERO-, doxos f. doxa opinion)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Heterodox Het"er*o*dox, n. An opinion opposed to some accepted standard. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Heterodox Het"er*o*dox, a. [Gr. ?; ? other + ? opinion; cf. F. h['e]t['e]rodoxe.] 1. Contrary to, or differing from, some acknowledged standard, as the Bible, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, and the like; not orthodox; heretical; -- said of opinions, doctrines, books, etc., esp. upon theological subjects. Raw and indigested, heterodox, preaching. --Strype. 2. Holding heterodox opinions, or doctrines not orthodox; heretical; -- said of persons. --Macaulay. -- Het"er*o*dox`ly, adv. -- Het"er*o*dox`ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Heterodox beliefs, opinions, or ideas are different from the accepted or official ones. (FORMAL) = unorthodox ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Heretical, unorthodox, contrary to the accepted standards.

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