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Definitions of tradition

  1. a specific practice of long standing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an inherited pattern of thought or action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The oral handing down of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, etc., through successive generations, or from father to son; that which is so handed down; as, the tradition of King Arthur and the Round Table; an ancient custom or story; a story relating to historical characters but not itself based on fact; as, the tradition of George Washington and the cherry tree; any belief which owes its general acceptance to habit rather than to reason. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The handing down of opinions or practices to posterity unwritten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Delivery; an account handed down, unwritten, to posterity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Knowledge transmitted without writing, from generation to generation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Delivery; the transmission of opinions or practices to posterity orally, without written memorials; that which is handed down from age to age by oral communication. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. The trasmission of events, doctrines, opinions, rites, &c., from father to son, through successive generations, by word of mouth; that which is so handed down. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. Things or deeds preserved only in the memories of successive generations, and not committed to writing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. any kind of teaching, written or spoken, handed down from generation to generation. In Mark 7:3 Mark 7:9 Mark 7:13 , Colossians 2:8 , this word refers to the arbitrary interpretations of the Jews. In 2 Thessalonians 2:15 ; 3:6 , it is used in a good sense. Peter ( 1 Peter 1:18 ) uses this word with reference to the degenerate Judaism of the "strangers scattered" whom he addresses (Compare Acts 15:10 ; Matthew 15:2-6 ; Galatians 1:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  17. tra-dish'un, n. the handing down of opinions or practices to posterity unwritten: a belief or practice thus handed down.--adjs. TRADI'TIONAL, TRADI'TIONARY, delivered by tradition.--ns. TRADI'TIONALISM; TRADITIONAL'ITY.--advs. TRADI'TIONALLY, TRADI'TIONARILY.--n. TRADI'TIONIST, one who adheres to tradition.--adj. TRAD'ITIVE, traditional. [L.,--trans, over, d[)a]re, to give.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Opinion or belief or custom handed down, handing down of these, from ancestors to posterity; (Theol.) doctrine &c. supposed to have divine authority but not committed to writing, esp. (1) laws held by Pharisees to have been delivered by God to Moses, (2) oral teaching of Christ not recorded in writing by immediate disciples, (3) words& deeds of Mohammed not in Koran; artistic or literary principle (s) based on accumulated experience or continuous usage, as stage t., the tt. of the Dutch School; (Law) formal delivery. Hence or cogn. traditional, traditionary, aa., traditionally adv. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] Act of delivering into the hands of another ; delivery ; - act of handing down from mouth to mouth narratives of facts or incidents, or of transmitting from age to age customs and practices ;-especially, act or process of transmitting from age to age, or from one member or functionary of the church to another, religions doctrines, opinions, rites, ceremonies, &c. ;-sum of religious faith and observance derived from antiquity by oral communication;- that which is handed down ; an ancient doctrine or belief; an old custom or practice; popular delusion or fancy; old fable; family story; legend, &c. Cabinet Dictionary
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