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haerĕsis (scanned hĕrĕsis in Prud. Psych. 725; Ham. 64), is and ĕos, f., = αἵρεσις.
I. A (philosophical or religious) sect, a school of thought (=secta): Cato in ea est haeresi, quae nullum sequitur florem orationis, Cic. Par. prooem. § 2; “as Greek,id. Fam. 15, 16, 3: “Pythagorae haeresim sequi,Vitr. 5 praef.
2. Heretical religious doctrine, heresy, Tert. adv. Haer. 1 sq. et saep.: “Ariana,the Arian heresy, Sid. Ep. 7, 6: “plurimae sectae et haereses,Lact. 4, 30, 2.— Hĕrĕsis , personif., Prud. Psych. 710.— “Comically: joca tua plena facetiarum de haeresi Vestoriana ... risisse me satis,” i. e. craft, trade, Cic. Att. 14, 14, 1.—
II. A calling, profession: navalis, Cod. Th. 13, 6, 9 sq.
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