from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The quality or state of being orthodox.
  • n. Orthodox practice, custom, or belief.
  • n. The beliefs and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  • n. Orthodox Judaism.

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  • n. Correctness in doctrine and belief.
  • n. Conformity to established and accepted beliefs (usually of religions).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures, or in some established standard of faith; -- opposed to heterodoxy or to heresy.
  • n. Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of moral doctrines and beliefs.
  • n. By extension, said of any generally accepted doctrine or belief; the orthodox practice or belief.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being orthodox; correctness of opinion; soundness of doctrine, especially in theology; specifically, in theology, conformity to the faith of the Church Catholic, as represented in its primitive ecumenical creeds, or to the Greek Church, called Orthodox.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards
  • n. the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)


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From Ancient Greek ὀρθοδοξία, from ὀρθός (orthos, "correct") + δόξα (doxa, "way, opinion").



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  • Like a normal doxy but with bigger teeth.

    November 30, 2008