heterodoxy

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From Ancient Greek ἑτεροδοξία (heterodoksía).

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heterodoxy (plural heterodoxies)

  1. The quality of being heterodox.
  2. A heterodox belief, creed, or teaching.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society 2008, p. 288:
      A genuine first-hand religious experience like this is bound to be a heterodoxy to its witnesses, the prophet appearing as a mere lonely madman.

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