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mechanical correction of deformities.


/or·tho·prax·is/ (or″tho-prak´sis) orthopraxy.


(or″thō-prăk′sĭs) [″ + prassein, to make]
The mechanical correction of deformities.

orthopraxy, orthopraxis

mechanical correction of deformities.
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Dhyanchand Carr proposes the primacy of story over doctrine, because only when the story of God and his intentions resonates with one's faith will the right values, convictions, and orthopraxis emerge.
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