Cultural practices that are preserved by tradition.
An example of a tradition is eating turkey on Thanksgiving or putting up a tree on Christmas.
The realist tradition in literature.
The traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Satire in the tradition of Jonathan Swift.
Followed family tradition in dress and manners.
Other Word Forms
Origin of tradition
- Middle English tradicion from Old French from Latin trāditiō trāditiōn- from trāditus past participle of trādere to hand over, deliver, entrust trā-, trāns- trans- dare to give dō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin trāditiō, from the verb trādere.