orthodoxy

[ awr-thuh-dok-see ]
/ ˈɔr θəˌdɒk si /

noun, plural or·tho·dox·ies for 1.

orthodox belief or practice.
orthodox character.

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Origin of orthodoxy

1620–30; <Late Latin orthodoxia<Greek orthodoxía right opinion, equivalent to orthódox(os) (see orthodox) + -ia-y3

OTHER WORDS FROM orthodoxy

an·ti·or·tho·dox·y, nounhy·per·or·tho·dox·y, nounpro-or·tho·dox·y, adjectiveun·or·tho·dox·y, noun, plural un·or·tho·dox·ies.
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British Dictionary definitions for orthodoxy

orthodoxy
/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒksɪ) /

noun plural -doxies

orthodox belief or practice
the quality of being orthodox
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