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heterodox \HET-uh-ruh-doks\, adjective:

1. Contrary to or differing from some acknowledged standard, especially in church doctrine or dogma; unorthodox.

2. Holding unorthodox opinions or doctrines.

 

Heterodox comes from Greek heterodoxos, "of another opinion," from hetero-, "other" + doxa, "opinion," from dokein, "to believe."

 

Moreover, heterodox behaviour -- in the form of eccentric chess moves -- was even encouraged, if it led to good results.

-- Jon Speelman, "Chess", Independent, October 24, 1998

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