doxa
(from Greek dokein, to seem)

A Greek word meaning common belief or popular opinion.

Notes
1. Plato contrasted knowledge to doxa, but in the Theaetetus and in the Meno, he has Socrates say that knowledge is orthos doxa for which one can provide a logos, thus initiating the traditional definition of knowledge as "justified true belief."
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