Eastern Orthodox

adjective

: of or consisting of the Eastern churches that form a loose federation according primacy of honor to the patriarch of Constantinople and adhering to the decisions of the first seven ecumenical councils and to the Byzantine rite

Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eastern Orthodox was in 1701

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“Eastern Orthodox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eastern%20Orthodox. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

Eastern Orthodox

adjective
: of or consisting of the Christian churches that originated in the church of the Eastern Roman Empire and do not recognize the authority of the pope
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