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orthodox

adjective     /ˈɔː.θə.dɒks/ US  /ˈɔːr.θə.dɑːks/
C2 (of beliefs , ideas , or activities ) considered traditional , normal , and acceptable by most people : orthodox treatment / methods orthodox views / opinions We would prefer a more orthodox approach / solution to the problem . → Compare heterodoxStandard and routine C2 (of religious people ) having more traditional beliefs than other people in the same religious group : orthodox Christians / Jews / Muslims Religious beliefs and atheistic beliefs the (Greek/Russian/Eastern) Orthodox Church a part of the Christian Church , with many members in Greece, Russia, and eastern Europe Christian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church
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