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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. an inherited pattern of thought or action;

2. a specific practice of long standing;
[syn: custom, tradition]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tradition \Tra*di"tion\, v. t. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The following story is . . . traditioned with very much credit amongst our English Catholics. --Fuller. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tradition \Tra*di"tion\, n. [OE. tradicioun, L. traditio, from tradere to give up, transmit. See Treason, Traitor.] 1. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery. "A deed takes effect only from the tradition or delivery." --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. The unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any knowledge, opinions, or practice, from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed. [1913 Webster] Will you mock at an ancient tradition begun upon an honorable respect? --Shak. [1913 Webster] Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pr['e]. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 4. (Theol.) (a) An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai. [1913 Webster] Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered. --Mark vii. 13. [1913 Webster] (b) That body of doctrine and discipline, or any article thereof, supposed to have been put forth by Christ or his apostles, and not committed to writing. [1913 Webster] Stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle. --2 Thess. ii. 15. [1913 Webster] Tradition Sunday (Eccl.), Palm Sunday; -- so called because the creed was then taught to candidates for baptism at Easter. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

tradition n 1: an inherited pattern of thought or action 2: a specific practice of long standing [syn: custom, tradition]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

75 Moby Thesaurus words for "tradition": Mishnah, Spiritus Mundi, Sunna, Talmud, ancient wisdom, archetypal myth, archetypal pattern, belief, birthright, bon ton, charm, common law, conformity, consuetude, convention, credo, creed, culture, custom, doctrine, established way, ethic, etiquette, faith, fashion, folk motif, folklore, folktale, folkway, form, habit, heritage, immemorial usage, institution, legend, lore, manner, manners, mores, myth, mythology, mythos, observance, orthodoxy, popular belief, practice, praxis, prescription, proper thing, racial memory, religion, religious belief, religious faith, rite, ritual, social convention, spell, standard behavior, standard usage, standing custom, superstition, superstitiousness, system of beliefs, teaching, theology, time-honored practice, traditionalism, traditionality, unwritten law, usage, use, way, what is done, wont, wonting
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Tradition any kind of teaching, written or spoken, handed down from generation to generation. In Mark 7:3, 9, 13, Col. 2:8, this word refers to the arbitrary interpretations of the Jews. In 2 Thess. 2:15; 3:6, it is used in a good sense. Peter (1 Pet. 1:18) uses this word with reference to the degenerate Judaism of the "strangers scattered" whom he addresses (comp. Acts 15:10; Matt. 15:2-6; Gal. 1:14).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

TRADITION, contracts, civil law. The act by which a thing is delivered by one or more persons to one or more others. 2. In sales it is the delivery of possession by the proprietor with an intention to transfer the property to the receiver. Two things are therefore requisite in order to transmit property in this way: 1. The intention or consent of the former owner to transfer it; and, 2. The actual delivery in pursuance of that intention. 3. Tradition is either real or symbolical. The first is where the ipsa corpora of movables are put into the hands of the receiver. Symbolical tradition is used where the thing is incapable of real delivery, as, in immovable subjects, such as lands and houses; or such as consist in jure (things incorporeal) as things of fishing and the like. The property of certain movables, though they are capable of real delivery, may be transferred by symbol. Thus, if the subject be under look and key, the delivery of the key is considered as a legal tradition of all that is contained in the repository. Cujas, Observations, liv. 11, ch. 10; Inst. lib. 2, t. 1, Sec. 40; Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9; Ersk. Princ. Laws of Scotl. bk. 2, t. 1, s. 10, 11; Civil Code Lo. art. 2452, et seq. 4. In the common law the term used in the place of tradition is delivery. (q.v.)