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See also: Orthodox
From Late Middle English orthodoxe, from Middle French orthodoxe and its etymon Late Latin orthodoxus, from Ancient Greek ὀρθόδοξος (orthódoxos), from ὀρθός (orthós, “straight”) + δόξα (dóxa, “opinion”).
- Conforming to the accepted, established, or traditional doctrines of a given faith, religion, or ideology. [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 December 23, Andrew Brown, The Guardian:
- ‘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.’
- Adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted. [1640s]
- 1838, [Edward Bulwer-Lytton], chapter VII, in Alice or The Mysteries […], volume I, London: Saunders and Otley, […], →OCLC, book III, pages 297–298:
- She tattled on: first to one, then to the other—then to all, till she had tattled herself out of breath;—and then the orthodox half hour had expired, and the bell was rung, and the carriage ordered, and Mrs. Hare rose to depart.
- 1976 March 27, F. Dudley Hart, “History of the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis”, in British Medical Journal, volume 1, number 6012, →DOI, →JSTOR, page 763:
- Not only the quack cures of the past but also many forms of treatment given with the best will and intentions in the world by the best and most orthodox doctors of the time seem strange to us today.
- Of the eastern churches, Eastern Orthodox. 
- Of a branch of Judaism. 
- (botany) Of pollen, seed, or spores: viable for a long time; viable when dried to low moisture content. [c. 1975]
- Antonym: recalcitrant
Terms related to orthodox
conforming to accepted, established, or traditional doctrines of a given faith, religion, or ideology
adhering to whatever is customary, traditional, or generally accepted
viable for a long time
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orthodox (not comparable)
|Inflection of orthodox|
- (religion, sometimes other ideologies) orthodox
- Synonym: rechtgläubig
- Er ist orthodoxer Marxist.
- He is an orthodox Marxist.
- (religion) Orthodox
- Er ist orthodoxer Jude.
- He is an Orthodox Jew.
- Particularly in Christian contexts, the word is ambiguous as it can have the general sense of “not heterodox”, or the specific senses of “Eastern Orthodox” and “Oriental Orthodox” (which are distinct groups). The specifications byzantinisch-orthodox (“Eastern Orthodox”) and orientalisch-orthodox (“Oriental Orthodox”) are available, though the former is rarely used.
Positive forms of orthodox
Comparative forms of orthodox
Superlative forms of orthodox
- Griechisch-Orthodoxe Kirche f
- Koptisch-Orthodoxe Kirche f
- Russisch-Orthodoxe Kirche f
- Syrisch-Orthodoxe Kirche f