Definition of heretic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈherətɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈherətɪk//
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a person who is guilty of heresy Word Origin Middle English: from Old French heretique, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek hairetikos ‘able to choose’ (in ecclesiastical Greek, ‘heretical’), from haireomai ‘choose’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: heretic