orthodox

[ awr-thuh-doks ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌdɒks /
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adjective

Origin of orthodox

1575–85; < Late Latin orthodoxus right in religion < Late Greek orthódoxos, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + dóx(a) belief, opinion + -os adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for nonorthodox (1 of 3)

nonorthodox

/ (nɒnˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /

adjective

not conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes

British Dictionary definitions for nonorthodox (2 of 3)

orthodox

/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /

adjective

conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes
conforming to the Christian faith as established by the early Church

Derived Forms

orthodoxly, adverb

Word Origin for orthodox

C16: via Church Latin from Greek orthodoxos, from orthos correct + doxa belief

British Dictionary definitions for nonorthodox (3 of 3)

Orthodox

/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /

adjective

of or relating to the Orthodox Church of the East
(sometimes not capital)
  1. of or relating to Orthodox Judaism
  2. (of an individual Jew) strict in the observance of Talmudic law and in personal devotions

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