Orthodox meaning

ôrthə-dŏks
The definition of orthodox is someone or something that strictly adheres to religious beliefs or the conventional, normal way of doing things or normal accepted standards.

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.

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One that is orthodox.
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Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion.
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Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds.
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A member of an Eastern Orthodox church.
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Conforming to the usual beliefs or established doctrines, as in religion or politics; approved or conventional [orthodox ideas]
  • 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.
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Pertaining to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Designating or of any of the churches belonging to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
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Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion. [from 15th c.]
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Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.
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Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism.
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Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional.

An orthodox view of world affairs.

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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