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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Orthodox  \Or"tho*dox\,  a.  [L.  orthodoxus  Gr  'orqo`doxos; 
  'orqo`s  right  true  +  do`xa  opinion,  dokei^n  to  think,  seem; 
  cf  F.  orthodoxe.  See  {Ortho-},  {Dogma}.] 
  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 
 
  Note:  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. 
  --Schaff-Herzog  Encyc. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Orthodox 
  adj  1:  (religion)  of  or  pertaining  to  or  characteristic  of  Judaism; 
  "Orthodox  Judaism"  [syn:  {Orthodox},  {Jewish-Orthodox}] 
  2:  adhering  to  what  is  commonly  accepted;  "an  orthodox  view  of 
  the  world"  [ant:  {unorthodox}] 
  3:  (religion)  of  or  relating  to  or  characteristic  of  the 
  Eastern  Orthodox  Church  [syn:  {Orthodox},  {Eastern 
  Orthodox},  {Russian  Orthodox},  {Greek  Orthodox}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ORTHODOX,  n.  An  ox  wearing  the  popular  religious  joke. 
 
 




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