Definition of Heterodoxy

1. Noun. Any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position.

Exact synonyms: Heresy, Unorthodoxy
Specialized synonyms: Iconoclasm, Nonconformance, Nonconformism, Nonconformity
Generic synonyms: Orientation
Derivative terms: Heretical
Antonyms: Orthodoxy



2. Noun. The quality of being unorthodox.
Exact synonyms: Unorthodoxy
Generic synonyms: Originality
Specialized synonyms: Unconventionality, Nonconformity
Antonyms: Orthodoxy

Definition of Heterodoxy

1. n. An opinion or doctrine, or a system of doctrines, contrary to some established standard of faith, as the Scriptures, the creed or standards of a church, etc.; heresy.

Definition of Heterodoxy

1. Noun. The quality of being heterodox. ¹

2. Noun. A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Heterodoxy

1. [n -DOXIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heterodoxy

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heterodoxy (current term)
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Literary usage of Heterodoxy

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

1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1826)
"To be of a different persuasion is heterodoxy; to bave a faith of one's own is heresy ; the heterodoxy characterizes the opinions formed ; the heresy ..."

2. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1903)
"JAMES MARTINEAU, AND TEE heterodoxy OF THE PAST. IN turning back to the first half of the last century, the change most apparent to any one who can go so ..."

3. English Synonyms Discriminated-- by William Taylor (1813)
"heterodoxy endangers conformity ; heresy destroys union. ... In protestant countries the church of Rome is not a heresy; but it is a heterodoxy. ..."

4. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"THE TRIUMPH OF THE NEW NICENE ORTHODOXY OVER heterodoxy AND HEATHENISM The Arian controversy was the most important series of events in the internal history ..."

5. Church of the First Three Centuries, Or, Notices of the Lives and Opinions by Alvan Lamson (1873)
"ACCUSED OF heterodoxy. — EXTRACTS. ... including the subordination scheme, that orthodoxy itself threatened to run over into heterodoxy, and thus gave rise ..."

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