(Here`in*aft"er) adv. In the following part of this (writing, document, speech, and the like).
(Here`in*be*fore"), adv. In the preceding part of this
(Here`in*to") adv. Into this. Hooker.
(Her"e*mit Her"e*mite) n. [See Hermit.] A hermit. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(Her`e*mit"ic*al) a. Of or pertaining to a hermit; solitary; secluded from society. Pope.
(Her"en) a. Made of hair. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Here*of") adv. Of this; concerning this; from this; hence.
Hereof comes it that Prince Harry is valiant.Shak.
(Here*on") adv. On or upon this; hereupon.
(Here*out") adv. Out of this. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Her"e*si*arch) n. [L. haeresiarcha, Gr. heresy + leader, to lead: cf. F. hérésiarque.] A leader
in heresy; the chief of a sect of heretics. Bp. Stillingfleet.
(Her"e*si*arch`y) n. A chief or great heresy. [R.]
The book itself [the Alcoran] consists of heresiarchies against our blessed Savior.Sir T. Herbert.
(Her`e*si*og"ra*pher) n. [See Heresiography.] One who writes on heresies.
(Her`e*si*og"ra*phy) n. [Gr. heresy + -graphy: cf. F. hérésiographie.] A treatise on heresy.
(Her"e*sy) n.; pl. Heresies [OE. heresie, eresie, OF. heresie, iresie, F. hérésie, L. haeresis,
Gr. a taking, a taking for one's self, choosing, a choice, a sect, a heresy, fr. to take, choose.]
1. An opinion held in opposition to the established or commonly received doctrine, and tending to promote
a division or party, as in politics, literature, philosophy, etc.; usually, but not necessarily, said in reproach.
Divers and dangerous, which are heresies,
And, not reformed, may prove pernicious.
After the study of philosophy began in Greece, and the philosophers, disagreeing amongst themselves,
had started many questions . . . because every man took what opinion he pleased, each several opinion
was called a heresy; which signified no more than a private opinion, without reference to truth or falsehood.Hobbes.
2. (Theol.) Religious opinion opposed to the authorized doctrinal standards of any particular church,
especially when tending to promote schism or separation; lack of orthodox or sound belief; rejection of, or
erroneous belief in regard to, some fundamental religious doctrine or truth; heterodoxy.
Doubts 'mongst divines, and difference of texts,Spenser.
From whence arise diversity of sects,
And hateful heresies
by God abhor'd.
Deluded people! that do not consider that the greatest heresy in the world is a wicked life.Tillotson.