Heresy vs Conjecture - What's the difference?

heresy | conjecture |


As a noun heresy

is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma.

As a verb conjecture is

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heresy

English

(wikipedia heresy)

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Noun

(heresies)
  • (religion) A doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from Roman Catholic dogma.
  • * 1968 , History of Western Civilization, edited by Heyes, Baldwin & Cole, p.47. Macmillan. Library of Congress 67–13596
  • Heresy meant deliberate departure from the accepted doctrines of the church. It was intellectual and spiritual dissent and concerned the beliefs of Christianity, not the morals of its adherents.
  • A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
  • See also

    * schism * Arianism * monophysism * Nestorianism * Pelagianism

    References

    conjecture

    English

    Noun

  • (formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a .
  • I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
  • (formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
  • The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
  • (mathematics, philology) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally (l).
  • (obsolete) of signs and omens.
  • Synonyms

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    Verb

    (conjectur)
  • (formal) To ; to venture an unproven idea.
  • I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.
  • * South
  • Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.