orthodox

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From Late Latin orthodoxus, from Ancient Greek ὀρθόδοξος (orthódoksos), from ὀρθός (orthós, straight) + δόξα (dóksa, opinion).

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orthodox (comparative more orthodox, superlative most orthodox)

  1. Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion. [from 15th c.]
    • 2005, Alister E McGrath, Iustitia Dei:
      Five important modifications were made by the Pietists to the orthodox doctrine of justification, each corresponding to a distinctive aspect of the movement's agenda.
    • 2009, Andrew Brown, The Guardian, 23 Dec 2009:
      ‘These speakers are academics who have specialised in Islamic sciences and are well respected in scholarly circles. It is grossly unjust to suggest that they belong to some fringe ideology rather than orthodox Islam.’
  2. Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.
  3. (botany, of seed, pollen, spores) Viable for a long time, viable when dried to low moisture content.

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orthodox (comparative orthodoxer, superlative am orthodoxesten)

  1. orthodox

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