Orthodox Definition

Conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion or politics; approved or conventional [orthodox ideas]
Webster's New World
Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds.
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Designating or of any of the churches belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to Orthodox Judaism.
American Heritage
Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional.
An orthodox view of world affairs.
American Heritage
One that is orthodox.
American Heritage
A member of an Eastern Orthodox church.
American Heritage

Origin of Orthodox

  • Middle English orthodoxe from Old French from Late Latin orthodoxus from Late Greek orthodoxos Greek ortho- ortho- Greek doxa opinion (from dokein to think dek- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin orthodoxus, from Ancient Greek ὀρθόδοξος (orthodoxos), from ὀρθός (orthos, “straight") + δόξα (doxa, “opinion").

    From Wiktionary

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