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hæresy (plural hæresies)

  1. (archaic or pedantic) Alternative spelling of heresy
    • 1849: The Rev. Charles Page Eden, M.A., Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford (revisions and corrections), The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., Lord Bishop of Down, Connor, and Dromore: with a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings, by the Right Rev. Reginald Heber, D.D., Late Lord Bishop of Calcutta, p318
      And Epiphaniuse reports it to be a hæresy of the Osseni, that they sayd it was no sin etiamsi simulachra ipsos adorare contingat persequutionis tempore instante, si solum in Conscientiâ non adorent; to adore with their bodyes though their soules detested it was Idolatry, and to deny it was hæresy.