orthodoxy

noun or·tho·doxy \ ˈȯr-thə-ˌdäk-sē \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of orthodoxy

plural orthodoxies
1 : the quality or state of being orthodox
2 : an orthodox belief or practice
3 capitalized
a : Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Examples of orthodoxy in a Sentence

  1. I was surprised by the orthodoxy of her political views.

  2. He rejected the orthodoxies of the scientific establishment.

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First Known Use of orthodoxy

1630

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ORTHODOXY Defined for English Language Learners

orthodoxy

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Definition of orthodoxy for English Language Learners

  • : a belief or a way of thinking that is accepted as true or correct

  • Orthodoxy : the beliefs, practices, and institution of the Orthodox Church


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