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

noun, plural or·tho·dox·ies for 1.

orthodox belief or practice.
orthodox character.

Origin of orthodoxy

1620–30; < Late Latin orthodoxia < Greek orthodoxía right opinion, equivalent to orthódox(os) (see orthodox) + -ia -y3
Related formsan·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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for orthodoxy

British Dictionary definitions for orthodoxy


/ (ˈɔːθəˌdɒksɪ) /

noun plural -doxies

orthodox belief or practice
the quality of being orthodox
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for orthodoxy



1620s, from French orthodoxie and directly from Late Latin orthodoxia, from late Greek orthodoxia "right opinion," noun of quality from orthodoxos (see orthodox).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper