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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

Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity.
Louise Fresco

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

The truth is that killing innocent people is always wrong - and no argument or excuse, no matter how deeply believed, can ever make it right. No religion on earth condones the killing of innocent people; no faith tradition tolerates the random killing of our brothers and sisters on this earth.
Feisal Abdul Rauf

For me, the spirit of Christmas means being happy and giving freely. It's a tradition for all the kids in the family to help mom decorate the tree. Christmas is all about family, eating, drinking and making merry.
Malaika Arora Khan

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.
Arthur M. Schlesinger
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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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