orthodoxy


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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            Basil himself bears full and clear testimony to
            Gregory's orthodoxy.                  --Waterland.
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   2. Consonance to genuine Scriptural doctrines; -- said of
      moral doctrines and beliefs; as, the orthodoxy of a creed.
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   3. By extension, said of any generally accepted doctrine or
      belief; the orthodox practice or belief.
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