[ awr-thuh-doks ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌdɒks /
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
1575–85; < Late Latin orthodoxus right in religion < Late Greek orthódoxos, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + dóx(a) belief, opinion + -os adj. suffix
or·tho·dox·ly, adverbor·tho·dox·ness, nounan·ti·or·tho·dox, adjectivean·ti·or·tho·dox·ly, adverb
hy·per·or·tho·dox, adjectivenon·or·tho·dox, adjectivenon·or·tho·dox·ly, adverbpro-or·tho·dox, adjectivesem·i·or·tho·dox, adjectivesem·i·or·tho·dox·ly, adverbul·tra·or·tho·dox, adjectiveun·or·tho·dox, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonorthodox (1 of 3)
/ (nɒnˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /
not conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes
British Dictionary definitions for nonorthodox (2 of 3)
/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /
conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes
conforming to the Christian faith as established by the early Church
Derived Formsorthodoxly, 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)
/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒks) /
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
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