Definitions for orthodoxyˈɔr θəˌdɒk si
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
or•tho•dox•yˈɔr θəˌdɒk si(n.)(pl.)-dox•ies.
orthodox belief or practice.
the state or quality of being orthodox.
Origin of orthodoxy:
1620–30; < LL orthodoxia < Gk orthodoxía right opinion
the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
a belief or orientation agreeing with conventional standards
correctness in doctrine and belief
conformity to established and accepted beliefs (usually of religions)
The beliefs and practices of the Eastern Orthodox Church, Greek Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, Serbian Orthodox Church, or of Orthodox Judaism
Origin: ὀρθός + δόξα
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. In religion, that state of mind which congratulates itself on being absolutely right, and a belief that all who think otherwise are wholly wrong. 2. A faith in the fixed--a worship of the static. 3. The joy that comes from thinking that most everybody is lined up for Limbus with no return ticket. 4. A condition brought about by the sprites of Humor, according to the rule that whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. 5. The zenith of selfishness and the nadir of egotism. 6. Mephisto with a lily in his hand. 7. A corpse that does not know it is dead. 8. Spiritual constipation. 9. That peculiar condition where the patient can neither eliminate an old idea or absorb a new one.