• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Hereticate To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical. "And let no one be minded, on the score of my neoterism, to hereticate me."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hereticate To decide to be heretical; denounce as heresy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Hereticate to denounce as heretical
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  • Martin Luther
    “I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Every revolutionary ends up by becoming either an oppressor or a heretic.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. haereticatus, p. p. of haereticare,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. heresie—L. hæresis—Gr. hairesishairein, to take.


In literature:

Definition of heretic.+ The definition of a heretic just quoted occurs often and is the only one which could be formulated.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
And the one who thought he was on the right path called others heretics.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
The first religious persecutions had begun, in the slaying of the Manichean heretics at Orleans.
"The Story of Rouen" by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
An' yer own good, child, is what I think on in spaking to you of Miss Annie and the heretics generally.
"Live to be Useful" by Anonymous
And he excited general disgust by the announcement that he was about to marry a Polish woman, heretical to the Russian faith.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
This was the chastisement inflicted on heretics.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 03" by Various
Neither of them was a mere ordinary bigot, keeping no faith with heretics.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Sigismund burnt Hus as a Wiclifite, the next year the Council called the Emperor a Wiclifite and Hussite and heretic.
"John Hus" by William Dallmann
A German army of "Lutheran heretics" marched into Italy swearing to hang the Pope to the dome of St. Peter's.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various
This assembly, however, was reported to the authorities, who immediately proceeded to make search for the heretic preacher.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles

In poetry:

In the sunset's glow the sisters twain
Saw the Breeze come sailing in again;
Said Suzette, "Mother dear,
The heretic's sail is here."
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Alike were they, save the faint outline
Of a scar on Suzette's forehead fine;
And both, it so befell,
Loved the heretic stranger well.
"The Bay Of Seven Islands" by John Greenleaf Whittier
That you are good ; and not one heretic
Denies it ; if he did, yet you are so ;
For rocks, which high to sense deep-rooted stick,
Waves wash, not undermine, nor overthrow.
"To The Countess Of Bedford I" by John Donne
Against incantations of false prophets; against black laws of heathens;
against false laws of heretics; against craft of idolatry; against
spells of women & smiths and druids; against every knowledge forbidden
to the souls of men.
"The Deer's Cry" by Lady Augusta Gregory
Of heretics God leaves unburnt, Armenians are worst,
They will not celebrate the Day, that was for Christ the first.
No wine with water mixed for them, as well mix heathen myrrh--
Or not believe, as we all believe, in the Holy Sepulchre!
"A Song Of The Sects" by Cale Young Rice
``Why bring you fresh fuel, friend? Here are sticks
To burn up a score of heretics.''
Answered the peasant, ``Because this year,
My hearth will be cold, for is firewood dear;
And Heaven be witness I pay my toll,
And burn your body to save my soul.''
"The Death Of Huss" by Alfred Austin

In news:

From my liberal modernist perspective such a notion is foreign, threatening and, indeed, heretical.
Bad Religion How We Became a Nation of Heretics Ross Douthat Free Press, $26, 337 pp.
For angry heretics on the run, Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger sure know how to enjoy themselves.
Spain and France looked north and regarded the country as heretical and a potential enemy to their expanding empires.
Hackers, heretics, and spies, oh my.
Giordano Bruno , Philosopher and Heretic The Nation.
Once a heretic, Copernicus now re-buried with Catholic honors.
No Heretic was bred to win a Derby and he managed a passable impression of Camelot in the amateur riders' version at Epsom on Monday.
Social Justice and Ryan the Heretic .
A Microfinance ' Heretic ' on How to Fix the Industry.
I'm eternally grateful that I saw John Boorman's Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) on its opening weekend.
Giordano Bruno, Philosopher and Heretic The Nation.
Heretic Pride by The Mountain Goats.
Among the highest bishops of banking, Jamie Dimon sounds like a heretic.
But many other Libyan Muslims roll their eyes at the Sufis or even consider them heretics.

In science:

We examine two far-reaching and somewhat heretic consequences of General Relativity. (i) It requires a cosmology which includes a preferred rest frame, absolute space and time. (ii) A rotating universe and time travel are strict solutions of General Relativity.
General Relativity Requires Absolute Space and Time
Some heretics – ‘early’ ones and ‘just-in-time’ ones – however argued that only approaches that reproduce the observed ∆I = 1/2 enhancement can be trusted to yield a re alistic estimate of ǫ′/ǫ.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
There is an apparently heretical proposal, but nevertheless one that is very intriguing, put forward by Peter West .
Duality and Lorentzian Kac-Moody Algebras
Skagerstam, “On Superdense Superstring Gases: A Heretic String Model Approach,” Nucl.
Locality in quantum gravity and string theory
Quite recently, it would sound heretic to talk about singular confining fields and non-trivial lattice-spacing dependences of observables.
Nonperturbative physics at short distances