the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practice:
a story that has come down to us by popular tradition.
something that is handed down:
the traditions of the Eskimos.
a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting:
The rebellious students wanted to break with tradition.
a continuing pattern of culture beliefs or practices.
a customary or characteristic method or manner:
The winner took a victory lap in the usual track tradition.
(among Jews) body of laws and doctrines, or any one of them, held to have been received from Moses and originally handed down orally from generation to generation.
(among Christians) a body of teachings, or any one of them, held to have been delivered by Christ and His apostles but not originally committed to writing.
(among Muslims) a hadith.
Law. an act of handing over something to another, especially in a formal legal manner; delivery; transfer.
the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs, beliefs, etc, esp by word of mouth
the body of customs, thought, practices, etc, belonging to a particular country, people, family, or institution over a relatively long period
a specific custom or practice of long standing
(Christianity) a doctrine or body of doctrines regarded as having been established by Christ or the apostles though not contained in Scripture
(often capital) (Judaism) a body of laws regarded as having been handed down from Moses orally and only committed to writing in the 2nd century ad
the beliefs and customs of Islam supplementing the Koran, esp as embodied in the Sunna
(law, mainly Roman law, Scots law) the act of formally transferring ownership of movable property; delivery
late 14c., from Old French tradicion (late 13c.), from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) “delivery, surrender, a handing down,” from traditus, past participle of tradere “deliver, hand over,” from trans- “over” (see trans-) + dare “to give” (see date (n.1)). The word is a doublet of treason (q.v.). The notion in the modern sense of the word is of things “handed down” from generation to generation.
any kind of teaching, written or spoken, handed down from generation to generation. In Mark 7:3, 9, 13, Col. 2:8, this word refers to the arbitrary interpretations of the Jews. In 2 Thess. 2:15; 3:6, it is used in a good sense. Peter (1 Pet. 1:18) uses this word with reference to the degenerate Judaism of the “strangers scattered” whom he addresses (comp. Acts 15:10; Matt. 15:2-6; Gal. 1:14).
of or relating to . handed down by . in accordance with . of, relating to, or characteristic of the older styles of jazz, especially New Orleans style, Chicago style, Kansas City style, and Dixieland. Compare (def 4). Contemporary Examples There were two reasons for this: one traditional and the other, well, a little disconcerting. […]
- Anti traditionalist
adherence to tradition as authority, especially in matters of religion. a system of philosophy according to which all knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by instruction. noun the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition adherence to tradition, esp in religion
adherence to tradition as authority, especially in matters of religion. a system of philosophy according to which all knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by instruction. Contemporary Examples “Within its 1806 embodiment of the cocktail incarnate—spirit, sweetner, bitters, water—there is traditionalism,” Simonson writes. The Rise and Fall…and Rise Again of […]
a process of the external ear. Historical Examples It is to this antitragus, but proceeding from another direction, that the parotido-auricular muscle is inserted (Fig. 90, 15). Artistic Anatomy of Animals douard Cuyer The genus Rhinolophus has a large nose leaf, and an antitragus to the ear. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank […]