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Tradition meaning

tradition - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
  2. 2. The unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any knowledge, opinions, or practice, from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials.
  3. 3. Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed.
  4. 4. That body of doctrine and discipline, or any article thereof, supposed to have been put forth by Christ or his apostles, and not committed to writing.
  5. 5. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.
  6. 6. Delivery; an account handed down, unwritten, to posterity.

tradition - examples of usage

  1. It is the tradition of the house. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. " It's a family tradition. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. That the tradition is not true no one can say. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
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