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orthodox

[ awr-thuh-doks ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌdɒks /
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adjective
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.
Orthodox,
  1. of, relating to, or designating the Eastern Church, especially the Greek Orthodox Church.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of Orthodox Jews or Orthodox Judaism.
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Origin of orthodox

First recorded in 1575–85; from Late Latin orthodoxus “right in religion,” from Late Greek orthódoxos, equivalent to ortho- ortho- + dóx(a) “belief, opinion” + -os adjective suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for orthodox (1 of 2)

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 of orthodox

orthodoxly, adverb

Word Origin for orthodox

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

British Dictionary definitions for orthodox (2 of 2)

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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