[huh-ree-zee-ahrk, -see-, her-uh-see-]
a leader in heresy; the leader of a heretical sect.

1615–25; < Late Latin haeresiarcha < Greek hairesiarchḗs the leader of a school, equivalent to haíresi(s) heresy + -archēs -arch Unabridged
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heresiarch (hɪˈriːzɪˌɑːk)
the leader or originator of a heretical movement or sect

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He would sooner describe an heresiarch's country and customs than unravel his exploded opinions.
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