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heretical

[huh-ret-i-kuh l] /həˈrɛt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of heretics or heresy.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin haereticālis. See heretic, -al1
Related forms
heretically, adverb
hereticalness, noun
nonheretical, adjective
nonheretically, adverb
semiheretical, adjective
Synonyms
unorthodox, unconventional, dissident, radical.
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Word Origin and History for here-tical

heretical

adj.

early 15c., from Middle French eretical and directly from Medieval Latin haereticalis, from haereticus (see heretic).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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