Origin of orthodox
Examples from the Web for orthodox
The gentleman was listed as Orthodox and kosher, which is way too religious for my friend whose JSwipe account I was test-driving.
Ben is not Orthodox or particularly committed to adhering to traditional Jewish laws.
I mean my background weighed heavily, because I was brought up in this orthodox way.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most Allentown residents of Syrian heritage are Orthodox Christians from the Wadi-al-Nasara region in western Homs province.
Putin also blamed Ukrainian nationalists for attacking the Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate in Ukraine.
She seemed to be troubled with some haunting suspicion that this was not an orthodox cat.
You have taught me to love, dear Heart; and now, as you see, you are teaching me to be orthodox.The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance|Paul Elmer More
On the whole, we think the Spiritist trick is worse than the malignity of orthodox Christians.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
I have been talking a great deal about the orthodox religion.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 2 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
The orthodox amulet on the doorpost did not comfort her; it had been left there, forgotten, a mute symbol of the Jewish past.Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
British Dictionary definitions for orthodox (1 of 2)
Word Origin for orthodox
British Dictionary definitions for orthodox (2 of 2)
- 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 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.