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Definition of "heterodox" []

  • Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma. (adjective)
  • Holding unorthodox opinions. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heterodox" in a sentence
  • "That minority -- which he calls a heterodox offshoot of Shiite Islam -- prevails in the government and military."
  • "The analytical tension between the characterization of frontier regions as either serially opened and closed or as orthodox and heterodox is particularly acute around questions of periodization."
  • "Broadening the description of outlaw to the more inclusive term heterodox creates a more capacious intellectual category."