Definition of orthodoxy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈɔːθədɒksi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɔːrθədɑːksi//
    (pl. orthodoxies) Types of belief
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] (formal) an idea or view that is generally accepted an economist arguing against the current financial orthodoxy a speech that challenges prevailing economic orthodoxy
  2. 2[uncountable, countable, usually plural] the traditional beliefs or practices of a religion, etc.
  3. 3Orthodoxy [uncountable] the Orthodox Church, its beliefs and practices See related entries: Types of belief
  4. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via late Latin from late Greek orthodoxia ‘sound doctrine’, from orthodoxos (probably via ecclesiastical Latin), from orthos ‘straight ’or‘ right’ + doxa ‘opinion’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: orthodoxy