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orthodoxy

noun uk   /ˈɔː.θə.dɒk.si/  us   /ˈɔːr.θə.dɑːk-/
[C] the generally accepted beliefs of society at a particular time: The current economic orthodoxy is of a free market and unregulated trade. [C or U] the traditional beliefs of a religious group or political party: She is a strict defender of Catholic orthodoxy. [U] the degree to which someone believes in traditional religious or political ideas: His orthodoxy began to be seriously questioned by his parish priest.
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