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Noun: heretic  he-ru-tik
  1. A person who holds religious beliefs in conflict with the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church
    - misbeliever, religious outcast
  2. A person who holds unorthodox opinions in any field (not merely religion)

Derived forms: heretics

Type of: castaway, Ishmael, nonconformist, outcast, pariah, recusant

Encyclopedia: Heretic