Definition of doxa in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdɒksə/


  • Opinion or belief; specifically the body of established or unquestioned attitudes or beliefs held generally within a particular society, community, group, etc.

    Used typically with the implication of error or misapprehension.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American National Preacher. From ancient Greek δόξα opinion, glory from the stem of δοκεῖν to seem, to seem good, to think, suppose, imagine.