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- adherence to tradition; sometimes, specif., excessive attachment to tradition
- the doctrine, condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in the 19th cent., that the only valid religious belief is that handed down by tradition from an original divine revelation
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.
- A system holding that all knowledge is derived from original divine revelation and is transmitted by tradition.
- tra·diˈtion·al·ist adjective & n.
- tra·diˌtion·al·isˈtic adjective