Treason vs Heresy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between treason and heresy

is that treason is the crime of betraying one’s own country while heresy is (religion) a doctrine held by a member of a religion at variance with established religious beliefs, especially dissension from roman catholic dogma.

treason

Noun

(en noun)
  • The crime of betraying one’s own country.
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  • * 1952 , James Avery Joyce: Justice At Work : (this edition Pan 1957) Page 105.
  • Formerly, the punishment for high treason was of a most barbarous character…. Women were burnt. A male traitor was dragged or drawn to the place of execution and hanged; but while still alive, he was cut down and disembowelled. His head was then severed from his body which was quartered. The head and quarters, which were at the Kings disposal, were usually exposed in some conspicuous place—the Temple Bar being a favourite spot—after being boiled in salt to prevent putrification and in cumin seed to prevent birds feasting on them.
  • Providing aid and comfort to the enemy.
  • Synonyms

    * betrayal

    See also

    * sedition

    Anagrams

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    heresy

    English

    (wikipedia heresy)

    Alternative forms

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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

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