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Or"tho*dox`y (?), n. [Gr. : cf. F. orthodoxie. See Orthodox.]

1.

Soundness of faith; a belief in the doctrines taught in the Scriptures, or in some established standard of faith; -- opposed to heterodoxy or to heresy.

Basil himself bears full and clear testimony to Gregory's orthodoxy. Waterland.

2.

Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.

3.

By extension, said of any correct doctrine or belief.

 

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