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Etymology-wise, the word orthodoxy is to opinion as what word is to action?




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Answer: orthopraxy

The word orthodoxy - which derives from the Greek orthos, correct or straight, and doxa, opinion - denotes "correct belief."

The word orthopraxy - which derives from the Greek praxis, action - denotes "correct behaviour or actions." It also denotes the use of mechanical devices to treat bodily deformities.

Note: A person whose job is to correct improperly aligned beliefs and practices is not called an orthopracter.

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