What does the word heresy mean?

Usage examples for heresy

  1. The ruined condition of the venerable pile- it dates from 1128- set Haydn moralizing on the " Protestant heresy" which led the " rascal mob" to tear down " what had once been a stronghold of his own religion." – Haydn by J. Cuthbert Hadden
  2. Bopaul was eager to continue it, and Ananda could not resist the fascination that heresy had for his inquiring nature. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  3. As this system was adopted, it was natural that some persons should write against heresy to prevent its increase. – The History of the Inquisition of Spain from the Time of its Establishment to the Reign of Ferdinand VII. by Juan Antonio Llorente