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Definition of "orthodoxy" []

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "orthodoxy" in a sentence
  • "Paleo becomes a necessary prefix only because the term orthodoxy has been preempted and to some degree tarnished by the modern (Bultmannian-Tillichian - Niebuhrian) tradition of neo-orthodoxy."
  • "That is what you call orthodoxy -- the subjection of the many."
  • "Can you guess what it might be, or does your invested faith in "orthodoxy" prevent you from seeing what you don't wish to see?"