Definitions of tradition

  1. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.
  2. Things or deeds preserved only in the memories of successive generations, and not committed to writing.
  3. a specific practice of long standing
  4. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
  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.
  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.
  7. An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai.
  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.
  9. The handing down of opinions or practices to posterity unwritten.
  10. Delivery; an account handed down, unwritten, to posterity.
  11. Knowledge transmitted without writing, from generation to generation.
  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.
  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.
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