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From tradere, traditum (to transmit, give up). Compare French traditif.


traditive (comparative more traditive, superlative most traditive)

  1. Transmitted or transmissible from parent to child, or from older to younger, by oral communication; traditional.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Jeremy Taylor to this entry?)
    Suppose we on things traditive divide. — Dryden.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.