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Meaning of ORTHODOXY

Pronunciation:  'orthu`dâksee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
  2. [n]  a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards

ORTHODOXY is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Antonyms: heresy, heterodoxy, heterodoxy, unorthodoxy, unorthodoxy
 See Also: conformism, conformity, convention, conventionalism, conventionality, orientation, traditionalism, traditionality, unoriginality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Or"tho*dox`y\, n. [Gr. ?: cf. F. orthodoxie. See
1. 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}.

         Basil himself bears full and clear testimony to
         Gregory's orthodoxy.                  --Waterland.

2. Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of
   moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.

3. By extension, said of any correct doctrine or belief.

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