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Definitions of tradition

  1. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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.
  3. a specific practice of long standing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. The handing down of opinions or practices to posterity unwritten. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Delivery; an account handed down, unwritten, to posterity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Knowledge transmitted without writing, from generation to generation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.

Usage examples for tradition

  1. Of the strange lack of tradition of this new world that was yet so old. – The Story of Old Fort Loudon by Charles Egbert Craddock
  2. This was at one with all popular tradition – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
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