generally condemned unorthodox belief; unpopular idea
He soon found that his new co-workers regarded global warming as a heresy.
hairesis (a taking or choosing, a choice, a philosophical sect, school) (Latin)
divide this word into her (her)+esy (sounds like essay). most of the essays written by her are against popular beliefs. Taslima Nasrin, a Bangladeshi writer is one such person who has recently created a furore because of her book It sounds like "Hennessey", who is in the movie "death race". She wanted FRANK to lose the race contrary to the general opinion.