Simple Definition of orthodox
: accepted as true or correct by most people : supporting or believing what most people think is true
: accepting and closely following the traditional beliefs and customs of a religion
Orthodox : of or relating to the Orthodox Church
Examples of orthodox
He took an orthodox approach to the problem.
She believes in the benefits of both orthodox medicine and alternative medicine.
He is a very orthodox Muslim.
I attend an Eastern Orthodox church.
My grandmother is Russian Orthodox.
Origin of orthodox
Middle English orthodoxe, from Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French orthodoxe, from Late Latin orthodoxus, from Late Greek orthodoxos, from Greek orth- + doxa opinion — more at doxology
First Known Use: 15th century
Rhymes with orthodox
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Definition of orthodox
plural orthodox also or·tho·dox·es
1 : one that is orthodox
2 capitalized : a member of an Eastern Orthodox church
First Known Use of orthodox
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