noun. ['ˈhɛrətɪk'] a person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
- religious outcast
Rhymes with Heretic
noun. ['ˈhɛrətɪk'] a person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion).
Sentences with heretic
He published his observations, and they were so significant that the Catholic Church tried him as a heretic and confined him to house arrest for the rest of his life.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Some people believe it comes from the Czech and is derived from the burning of a famous early protestant martyr, Jan Hus, who was put to death as a heretic in 1415.