Definition of Orthodox

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism. "Orthodox Judaism"

Exact synonyms: Jewish-orthodox
Category relationships: Faith, Religion, Religious Belief
Partainyms: Judaism, Judaism



2. Adjective. Adhering to what is commonly accepted. "An orthodox view of the world"

3. Adjective. Of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Definition of Orthodox

1. a. Sound in opinion or doctrine, especially in religious doctrine; hence, holding the Christian faith; believing the doctrines taught in the Scriptures; -- opposed to heretical and heterodox; as, an orthodox Christian.

Definition of Orthodox

1. Adjective. Pertaining to the rites of the Eastern Orthodox Church. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to the Ukranian orthodox Greek Catholic Church ¹

3. Adjective. Of or pertaining to Orthodox Judaism. ¹

4. Adjective. Conforming to the established, accepted or traditional doctrines of a given ideology, faith or religion. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. Adhering to whatever is traditional, customary or generally accepted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Orthodox

1. one holding traditional beliefs [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Orthodox

1. 1. Sound in opinion or doctrine, especially in religious doctrine; hence, holding the Christian faith; believing the doctrines taught in the Scriptures; opposed to heretical and heterodox; as, an orthodox Christian. 2. According or congruous with the doctrines of Scripture, the creed of a church, the decree of a council, or the like; as, an orthodox opinion, book, etc. 3. Approved; conventional. "He saluted me on both cheeks in the orthodox manner." (H. R. Haweis) The term orthodox differs in its use among the various Christian communions. The Greek Church styles itself the "Holy Orthodox Apostolic Church," regarding all other bodies of Christians as more or less heterodox. The Roman Catholic Church regards the Protestant churches as heterodox in many points. In the United States the term orthodox is frequently used with reference to divergent views on the doctrine of the Trinity. Thus it has been common to speak of the Trinitarian Congregational churches in distinction from the Unitarian, as Orthodox. The name is also applied to the conservative, in distinction from the "liberal", or Hicksite, body in the Society of Friends. Origin: L. Orthodoxus, Gr.; right, true + opinion, to think, seem; cf. F. Orthodoxe. See Ortho-, Dogma. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Orthodox

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1912)
"Orthodox CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA. Rise of the Old Catholic Church (j 1). Orthodox Catholic Church and its Statement of Faith (} 2). Aims of the Orthodox ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Separate from his atlas Ortelius published in 1587 Orthodox the "Thesaurus ... Orthodox Church, the technical name for the body of Christians who use the ..."

3. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1915)
"Those I mean by "orthodox" perhaps would object to the word as misleading ... Those who inherit the orthodox tradition call themselves the Positive School, ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The orthodox bishops bewailed his death and their own irreparable loss; but they were soon comforted by the discovery that Gratian had committed the sceptre ..."

5. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"At the same time, a very important step was taken in the direction of bringing the Orthodox hierarchy under the special direction of the Government. ..."

6. American Jewish Year Book by American Jewish Committee, Jewish Publication Society of America (1899)
"THE Orthodox JEWISH CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF AMERICA A convention of Orthodox ... A resolution was passed making the Orthodox Jewish Congregations in America ..."

7. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"... gratitude of a powerful order, which hag claimed, in every age, the privilege of dispensing honors, both on earth and in heaven.19 The orthodox bishops ..."

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