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Definition of orthodox adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(especially of beliefs or behavior) generally accepted or approved of; following generally accepted beliefs synonym traditional orthodox medicine He is very orthodox in his views. opposite unorthodox compare heterodox
  2. 2following closely the traditional beliefs and practices of a religion an orthodox Jew
  3. 3Orthodox belonging to or connected with the Orthodox Church
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: orthodox