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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

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

What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you can know that the President drinks Coke. Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too.
Andy Warhol

I think there's something about the homemade birthday cake, because my wife, on my daughter's first birthday, started the tradition where she takes a full cake and cuts the number birthday out of it.
Willie Geist
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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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