Meaning of “heretic” in the English Dictionary

"heretic" in British English

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hereticnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈher.ə.tɪk/ us /ˈher.ə.tɪk/

a person who is guilty of heresy

heretical
adjective uk /həˈret.ɪ.kəl/ us /həˈret̬.ɪ.kəl/

Her belief that a split would be good for the party was regarded as heretical.

(Definition of “heretic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"heretic" in American English

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hereticnoun [ C ]

us /ˈher·əˌtɪk/

a person who has beliefs that are opposed to the official belief of a church and that the church considers wrong

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