Definition of orthodoxy in English:


Line breaks: ortho|doxy
Pronunciation: /ˈɔːθədɒksi

noun (plural orthodoxies)

[mass noun]
  • 2The whole community of Orthodox Jews or Orthodox Christians: she was brought up in orthodoxy
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    • Finally, Wesley speaks of a present experience of Christian orthodoxy and of its effects in his life.
    • He goes on to claim that social theory is a poor reflection of Christian orthodoxy.
    • I wonder what part he daily participation in the liturgy in Christ Church Cathedral has played in this movement into orthodoxy.


mid 17th century: via late Latin from late Greek orthodoxia 'sound doctrine', from orthodoxos (see orthodox).

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