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tradition (plural traditions)
- A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays.
1920, T. S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent”, in The Sacred Wood:
- Yet if the only form of tradition, of handing down, consisted in following the ways of the immediate generation before us in a blind or timid adherence to its successes, "tradition" should positively be discouraged.
1928, Lawrence R. Bourne, chapter 2, Well Tackled!:
- Evidently he did not mean to be a mere figurehead, but to carry on the old tradition of Wilsthorpe's; and that was considered to be a good thing in itself and an augury for future prosperity.
1850, Charles Dickens, A Christmas Tree:
- After breakfast, Charles Macdoodle told Lady Mary that it was a tradition in the family that those rumbling carriages on the terrace betokened death.
- A commonly held system.
- The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
- A deed takes effect only from the tradition or delivery.
- (a commonly held system): doctrine
a part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation
- (obsolete) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.
- The following story is […] traditioned with very much credit amongst our English Catholics.
- tradition in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- tradition in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
Inflection of tradition
- Genitive singular form of traditio.
tradition f (plural traditions)
- “tradition” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Declension of tradition