noun Date: 14th century 1. a dissenter from established religious dogma; especially a baptized member of the Roman Catholic Church who disavows a revealed truth 2. one who dissents from an accepted belief or doctrine ; nonconformist

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  • Heretic — Desarrolladora(s) Raven Software Distribuidora(s) GT Interactive Motor Motor modificado de Doom …   Wikipedia Español

  • Heretic — Éditeur id Software Développeur Raven Software Concepteur Brian Raffel Date de sortie 1994 Genre jeu de tir à la première personne Mode de jeu …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Heretic — Her e*tic, n. [L. haereticus, Gr. ? able to choose, heretical, fr. ? to take, choose: cf. F. h[ e]r[ e]tique. See {Heresy}.] 1. One who holds to a heresy; one who believes some doctrine contrary to the established faith or prevailing religion.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heretic — n Heretic, schismatic, sectarian, sectary, dissenter, nonconformist are comparable when denoting a person who from the point of view of a particular church or religious faith is not orthodox in his beliefs. Heretic applies to one who teaches and… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • heretic — [her′ə tik] n. [ME heretike < MFr hérétique < LL(Ec) haereticus, of heresy, heretic < Gr hairetikos, able to choose, in LGr(Ec), heretical < hairein, to take, choose] a person who professes a heresy; esp., a church member who holds… …   English World dictionary

  • heretic — I noun apostate, dissenter, dissentient, dissident, haereticus, iconoclast, infidel, misbeliever, nonconformist, protestant, schismatic, sectarian, separatist, skeptic, unbeliever II index malcontent, pariah, recusant …   Law dictionary

  • heretic — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. eretique (14c., Mod.Fr. hérétique), from Church L. haereticus, from Gk. hairetikos able to choose, the verbal adjective of hairein (see HERESY (Cf. heresy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • heretic — ► NOUN ▪ a person believing in or practising heresy. DERIVATIVES heretical adjective heretically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Heretic — У этого термина существуют и другие значения, см. Heretic (значения). Heretic Разработчик …   Википедия

  • Heretic — A heretic is a person who expresses or acts on opinions considered to be heresy.Heretic may also refer to:* Heretic (computer game) (1994), from Raven Software * Heretic II , 1998 sequel to the aforementioned gameIn literature: * Peter Cameron… …   Wikipedia

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