From Middle English tradicioun, from Old French tradicion, from Latin trāditiō, from the verb trādō. Doublet of treason.
tradition (countable and uncountable, plural traditions)
- A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays.
- Putting a star on top of the Christmas tree has always been our tradition, though I know people who put an angel on the tree instead.
- A commonly held system.
- I am learning all the songs that are part of the church tradition.
- An established or distinctive style or method:
- The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.
- oral tradition
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