Definition of "orthodox" []

  • Adhering to the accepted or traditional and established faith, especially in religion. (adjective)
  • Adhering to the Christian faith as expressed in the early Christian ecumenical creeds. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to any of the churches or rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to Orthodox Judaism. (adjective)
  • Adhering to what is commonly accepted, customary, or traditional: an orthodox view of world affairs. (adjective)
  • Conforming with established or accepted standards, as in religion, behaviour, or attitudes (adjective)

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  • Conforming to the Christian faith as established by the early Church (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "orthodox" in a sentence
  • "The opposite is true of Christianity: The Eastern Orthodox Church gave itself the term orthodox, meaning "correct belief.""
  • "I am conservative (orthodox is a word that has taken on another meaning in concservative Anglican circles), so I would not support many of these statements as presented here."
  • "Although the term orthodox or orthodoxy does not occur in the"