Orthodoxy
Orthodoxy 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}. [1913 Webster]

Basil himself bears full and clear testimony to Gregory's orthodoxy. --Waterland. [1913 Webster]

2. Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed. [1913 Webster]

3. By extension, said of any generally accepted doctrine or belief; the orthodox practice or belief. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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