Orthodox

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Orthodox (comparative more Orthodox, superlative most Orthodox)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Oriental Orthodox Church.
  3. Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism.
  4. Of or pertaining to the Church of the East.

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Noun[edit]

Orthodox (plural Orthodoxes)

  1. (uncommon) An Orthodox Christian.
    • 1891, John Scott Keltie, The Statesman's Year-Book, MacMillan and Co., page 854.
      The Greek Orthodox population of the 62 bishoprics in 1886 numbered 65,549,096. to which the Orthodoxes of the army and navy must be added.
    • 1984, David Gillard (ed.), British documents on foreign affairs: Reports and papers from the Foreign Office confidential print, Part I: From the mid-nineteenth century to the First World War, Series B: The Near and Middle East, 1856-1914, page 31.
      The Greek Catholic priesthood, who proselytize among the Orthodoxes, are specially favoured, and donations are given for Masses in the churches of the Capuchin and the Franciscan Friars.
  2. (rare) An Orthodox Jew.

Usage notes[edit]

Use of Orthodox as a noun is considerably less common than the use of Orthodox Jew and Orthodox Christian.

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