heresiarch

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ecclesiastical Latin haeresiarcha, from ecclesiastical Medieval Greek ἁιρεσιάρχης (hairesiárkhēs, leader of a sect), corresponding to heresy +‎ -arch.

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Noun[edit]

heresiarch (plural heresiarchs)

  1. The founder of a heresy, or a major ecclesiastical proponent of such a heresy.