heterodox ADJECTIVE not conforming with orthodox standards or beliefs.
DERIVATIVES heterodoxy noun.
ORIGIN from Greek doxa 'opinion' .

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  • Heterodoxy — includes any opinions or doctrines at variance with an official or orthodox position . [Definition of orthodoxy from [http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi bin/webwn2.0?stage=1 word=heterodoxy WordNet] ] As an adjective, heterodox is used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Heterodoxy — Het er*o*dox y, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. h[ e]t[ e]rodoxie.] 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. Bp. Bull. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heterodoxy — index disaccord, nonconformity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • heterodoxy — 1650s, from Gk. heterodoxia “error of opinion,” from heterodoxos (see HETERODOX (Cf. heterodox)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heterodoxy — [het′ər ōdäk΄sē] n. pl. heterodoxies [Gr heterodoxia] 1. the quality or fact of being heterodox 2. a heterodox belief or doctrine …   English World dictionary

  • Heterodoxy — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Sectarianism. < N PARAG:Heterodoxy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 heterodoxy heterodoxy Sgm: N 1 error error &c. 495 Sgm: N 1 false doctrine false doctrine heresy schism Sgm: N 1 schismaticism schismaticism …   English dictionary for students

  • heterodoxy — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Departure from orthodoxy Nouns 1. heterodoxy, syncretism; sectarianism, nonconformity, unconformity, secularism, denominationalism, cultism; heresy, schism, error, false doctrine; schismaticism, recusancy; …   English dictionary for students

  • heterodoxy — noun /ˈhɛtɛɹədɒksi/ a) The quality of being heterodox. A genuine first hand religious experience like this is bound to be a heterodoxy to its witnesses, the prophet appearing as a mere lonely madman. b) A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching. Ant …   Wiktionary

  • heterodoxy — noun (plural doxies) Date: 1659 1. the quality or state of being heterodox 2. a heterodox opinion or doctrine …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heterodoxy — /het euhr euh dok see/, n., pl. heterodoxies. 1. heterodox state or quality. 2. a heterodox opinion, view, etc. [1645 55; < Gk heterodoxía. See HETERODOX, Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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