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orthodoxy

[awr-thuh-dok-see] /ˈɔr θəˌdɒk si/
noun, plural orthodoxies for 1.
1.
orthodox belief or practice.
2.
orthodox character.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Late Latin orthodoxia < Greek orthodoxía right opinion, equivalent to orthódox(os) (see orthodox) + -ia -y3
Related forms
antiorthodoxy, noun
hyperorthodoxy, noun
pro-orthodoxy, adjective
unorthodoxy, noun, plural unorthodoxies.
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orthodoxy

n.

1620s, from French orthodoxie and directly from Late Latin orthodoxia, from late Greek orthodoxia "right opinion," noun of quality from orthodoxos (see orthodox).

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