Definition of Heterodox

1. Adjective. Characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards.

Exact synonyms: Dissident, Heretical
Similar to: Unorthodox
Derivative terms: Dissidence, Dissident, Heresy, Heresy



Definition of Heterodox

1. a. 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.

2. n. An opinion opposed to some accepted standard.

Definition of Heterodox

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to creeds, beliefs, or teachings, especially religious ones, that are different from the norm ('orthodox'), but not sufficiently different to be called heretical. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterodox

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterodox

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Literary usage of Heterodox

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lives of Men of Letters and Science, who Flourished in the Time of George III by Henry Brougham Brougham and Vaux (1845)
"I especially as his heterodox dogmas, always manfully avowed, never brought him anything but vexation and positive injury in his ..."

2. A Handbook of Patrology by Joseph Tixeront (1920)
"We will prefix a few brief indications on the heterodox authors of the same period. i. heterodox WRITERS The principal heretical ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"The abstruse question of the eternity of the Lagos was agitated in ecclesiastical con- Aim ferences and popular sermons; and the heterodox opinions of Arius ..."

4. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1807)
"... on the forms of decency and propriety,' and to the heterodox political principles which he had imbibed in his education, and in his visite to England. ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"... of Sardica (344) it was simply reaffirmed without changes, and numerous passages might be collected from both orthodox and heterodox sources between 350 ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"... Come to the feast of love; come, ever knowing Earth has no sorrow but heaven can remove. THOMAS MOORE. THE HOPE OF THE heterodox IN THEE, O blessed God ..."

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