Meaning of “heresy” in the English Dictionary

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heresynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈher·ə·si/

a belief opposed to the official belief of a church and that is considered wrong, or the condition of having such beliefs:

[ U ] fig. The concept of college athletes being paid to play sports was received as nothing short of heresy (= unusual opinions considered completely wrong).

(Definition of “heresy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)