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αἵρεσις αἱρέω

I.a taking especially, esp. of a town, Hdt., etc.; βασιλῆος αἵρ. the taking by the king, Hdt.
2.means for taking a place, Thuc.
II.αἱρέομαι) a taking for oneself, a choosing, choice, νέμειν, προτιθέναι, προβάλλειν to give or offer choice, Hdt., attic; αἵρ. γίγνεταί τινι a choice is allowed one, Thuc.; αἵρεσιν λαμβάνειν to have choice given, Dem.
2.choice or election of magistrates, Thuc., etc.
3.a choice, deliberate plan, purpose, Plat., etc.
4.a sect, school, etc.: esp. a religious sect, such as the Sadducees and Pharisees, NTest.
5.a heresy, Eccl.

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