Heresy vs Conjecture - What's the difference?
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
(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
A controversial or unorthodox opinion held by a member of a group, as in politics, philosophy or science.
- 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.
(formal) A statement or an idea which is unproven, but is thought to be true; a .
(formal) A supposition based upon incomplete evidence; a hypothesis.
- I explained it, but it is pure conjecture whether he understood, or not.
(mathematics, philology) A statement likely to be true based on available evidence, but which has not been formally (l).
(obsolete) of signs and omens.
- The physicist used his conjecture about subatomic particles to design an experiment.
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(formal) To ; to venture an unproven idea.
- I do not know if it is true; I am simply conjecturing here.
- Human reason can then, at the best, but conjecture what will be.