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Definition of Tradition

Tradition

  1. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
  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. 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. An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai.
  5. 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.
  6. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.

Tradition Quotations

Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation, it is a corpse.
Winston Churchill

Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.
Robert Louis Stevenson

We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today.
Henry Ford

Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
Richard Dawkins
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Tradition Translations

tradition in Afrikaans is tradisie
tradition in Danish is tradition
tradition in Dutch is traditie, overlevering
tradition in Finnish is perinne
tradition in French is tradition
tradition in Italian is tradizione, tradizione
tradition in Latin is fama

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