- 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
- 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.
- The adherence to traditional views or practices, especially with regard to cultural or religious matters.
- A philosophical system which makes tradition the supreme criterion and rule of certitude; the doctrine that human reason is of itself radically unable to know with certainty any truth or, at least, the fundamental truths of the metaphysical, moral, and religious order.