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The meaning of orthodox according to the Oxford Dictionary

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orthodox


Pronunciation:
/ˈɔːθədɒks/

adjective

  • 1 following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice:Burke’s views were orthodox in his timeorthodox medical treatmentorthodox Hindus 
  • (of a person) not independent-minded; conventional and unoriginal:
    ο μη ανεξάρτητα σκεπτόμενος -  συμβατικός και προσκολημένος σε ιδέες τρίτων:a relatively orthodox artist 
  • 2 of the ordinary or usual type; normal:they avoided orthodox jazz venues 
  • 3 (usually Orthodoxrelating to Orthodox Judaism:Orthodox Jewish boyseveryone I knew was Orthodox
  • 4 (usually Orthodoxrelating to the Orthodox Church.

Derivatives

orthodoxly

adverb

Origin:

late Middle English: from Greek orthodoxos (probably via ecclesiastical Latin), from orthos 'straight or right' + doxa 'opinion'

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