|Origin:||orthodoxe, from Late Latin, from Late Greek orthodoxos, from Greek ortho- (from orthos 'straight, correct') + doxa 'opinion'|
orthodox ideas, methods, or behaviour are accepted by most people to be correct and right [= conventional]:
orthodox medical treatments
He challenged the orthodox views on education.
someone who is orthodox has the opinions and beliefs that are generally accepted as being right, and does not have new or different ideas:
Orthodox economists believe that a recession is now inevitable.
an orthodox Marxist
believing in all the traditional beliefs, laws, and practices of a religion:
an orthodox Jew