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Orthodox adj
1 of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism; "Orthodox Judaism" [syn: Jewish-Orthodox]
2 adhering to what is commonly accepted; "an orthodox view of the world" [ant: unorthodox]
3 of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church [syn: Eastern Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox]

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see Orthodox



From orthodoxus, from orthodoxos, from orthos + doxa.


  1. Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional faith or religion.
  2. Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted.




Adhering to established religious doctrine or tradition
Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary, accepted



  1. orthodox

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Extensive Definition

Jewish organisations:
orthodox in Hebrew: אורתודוקסים
orthodox in Simple English: Orthodox

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