DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for: [Show options]

[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

3 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 her·e·tic /ˈhɛrəˌtɪk/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Her·e·tic n.
 1. One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.
    A man that is an heretic, after the first and second admonition, reject.   --Titus iii. 10.
 2. R. C. Ch. One who having made a profession of Christian belief, deliberately and pertinaciously refuses to believe one or more of the articles of faith “determined by the authority of the universal church.”
 Syn: -- Heretic, Schismatic, Sectarian.
 Usage: A heretic is one whose errors are doctrinal, and usually of a malignant character, tending to subvert the true faith. A schismatic is one who creates a schism, or division in the church, on points of faith, discipline, practice, etc., usually for the sake of personal aggrandizement. A sectarian is one who originates or is an ardent adherent and advocate of a sect, or distinct organization, which separates from the main body of believers.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the
           dogma of the Roman Catholic Church [syn: misbeliever,
           religious outcast]
      2: a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not
         merely religion)