- of, relating to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.
- of, relating to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved.
- customary or conventional, as a means or method; established.
- sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, especially theological or religious doctrine.
- conforming to the Christian faith as represented in the creeds of the early church.
- (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or designating the Eastern Church, especially the Greek Orthodox Church.
- (initial capital letter) of, relating to, or characteristic of Orthodox Jews or Orthodox Judaism.
Origin of orthodox
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Examples from the Web for ultra-orthodox
Certainly, other communities—ultra-Orthodox Jews, for example—are fretting about members who go online, and then astray.God vs. the Internet. And the Winner is…
November 16, 2014
Many critics of abuse and corruption in the ultra-Orthodox community hoped and believed Thompson would bring justice to Brooklyn.The Orthodox Sex Abuse Crackdown That Wasn’t
October 7, 2014
In an ultra-Orthodox enclave of upstate New York, a former student has accused a principal of sex acts.This 'Holy Guy'—and Grandfather of 100—Is Accused of Sexually Abusing a Student
September 9, 2014
But each of these boys underwent a bris that followed an ancient ritual not widely practiced outside the ultra-Orthodox community.Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes
July 29, 2014
Such paranoia and fear of the other, of course, is typical among the ultra-orthodox of any religion.Iran Cleric: Jews Use Sorcery to Spy
July 5, 2014
The ultra-orthodox party, however, numbered still fewer men of importance than the advanced school.History of the Jews, Vol. V (of 6)
It is true that the ultra-orthodox kicked a bit at first; but they all came round, and joined in the ceremony with zest.Tales of Bengal
S. B. Banerjea
The treatise pleased neither the critical nor the ultra-orthodox.
The members of it, almost all alien immigrants, comprise the ultra-orthodox section of the community.
- conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes
- conforming to the Christian faith as established by the early Church
- of or relating to the Orthodox Church of the East
- (sometimes not capital)
- of or relating to Orthodox Judaism
- (of an individual Jew) strict in the observance of Talmudic law and in personal devotions
Word Origin and History for ultra-orthodox
mid-15c., of opinions, faith, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Greek orthodoxos "having the right opinion," from orthos "right, true, straight" (see ortho-) + doxa "opinion, praise," from dokein "to seem," from PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent). As the name of the Eastern Church, first recorded in English 1772; in reference to a branch of Judaism, first recorded 1853.