heterodoxy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heterodoxy the quality of being unorthodox
    • n heterodoxy any opinions or doctrines at variance with the official or orthodox position
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Heterodoxy 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heterodoxy The quality or state of being heterodox: as, the heterodoxy of a doctrine, book, or person.
    • n heterodoxy A heterodox belief or doctrine; a departure from an established standard or principle; a heresy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Heterodoxy heresy
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. hétérodoxie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. heterodoxosheteros, other, doxa, an opinion—dokein, to think.

Usage

In literature:

Wakefield had the misfortune of not being able to cover his heterodoxy with the conventional formula.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume I." by Leslie Stephen
Heterodoxy in details of faith is rampant, and is no obstacle to Christian fellowship.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
Is it from him you get what you call your heterodoxy?
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
On the question of a future life, however, we are pleased to find a vein of heterodoxy and common sense.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
It was a period when brilliant heterodoxies and flaunting decadence were in the air.
"The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson
His book is of course under the ban of heterodoxy, in common with all thought opposed to the Confucian teachings.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
I have torn from my heart my sinful passion for the heretic, and have to do only with you and your heterodoxy.
"Tales from the German. Volume II." by Carl Franz van der Velde
Whatever savoured in the least of heterodoxy, either in theory or in practice, aroused its vigilance.
"Saint Bonaventure" by Rev. Fr. Laurence Costelloe, O.F.M.
In any case, she came to London and made friends with Joan Bocher, who was already known for heterodoxy, and other Protestants.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
The champions of a hundred orthodoxies and heterodoxies chattered fiercely behind their bulwarks of texts.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
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In science:

Finally, as an amusement for aficionados of heterodoxy, we present some suggestions for M-theoretic resolutions of certain cosmological conundra without the aid of inflation.
M Theory and Cosmology
To begin our trek down the path of heterodoxy let me attack the common wisdom about the horizon problem.
M Theory and Cosmology
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