Word: airesij

Pronounce: hah'-ee-res-is

Strongs Number: G139

Orig: from 138; properly, a choice, i.e. (specially) a party or (abstractly) disunion:--heresy (which is the Greek word itself), sect. G138

Use: TDNT-1:180,27 Noun Feminine

Heb Strong: H5071

    1) act of taking, capture: e.g. storming a city
    2) choosing, choice
    3) that which is chosen
    4) a body of men following their own tenets (sect or party)
    4a) of the Sadducees
    4b) of the Pharisees
    4c) of the Christians
    5) dissensions arising from diversity of opinions and aims

    For Synonyms see entry G5916