The definition of a tradition is a custom or belief that is passed down through the generations or that is done time after time or year after year.(noun)
An example of a tradition is eating turkey on Thanksgiving or putting up a tree on Christmas.
See tradition in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME tradycion < MFr tradicion < L traditio, a surrender, delivery, tradition < traditus, pp. of tradere, to deliver: see treason
See tradition in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English tradicion
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-
Origin: , from trāditus
Origin: , past participle of trādere, to hand over, deliver, entrust
Origin: : trā-, trāns-, trans-
Origin: + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
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