An example of orthodox is a person who abides by all religious doctrine.
An example of orthodox is something that is in adherence with the strict traditions of the Jewish faith.
An example of orthodox is behavior that fits in with society's accepted standards or norms.
- Conforming to the Christian faith as formulated in the early ecumenical creeds and confessions.
- Strictly conforming to certain rites and traditions of Judaism as formulated by the Torah and Talmud.
An orthodox view of world affairs.
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 á½€ÏÎ¸ÏŒÎ´Î¿Î¾Î¿Ï‚ (orthodoxos), from á½€ÏÎ¸ÏŒÏ‚ (orthos, “straight") + Î´ÏŒÎ¾Î± (doxa, “opinion").