tradition

tradition
tra|di|tion
W2S2 [trəˈdıʃən] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin traditio 'act of handing over'; TRAITOR]
1.) [U and C]
a belief, custom, or way of doing something that has existed for a long time, or these beliefs, customs etc in general
The university has a long tradition of supporting the arts.
Spain still has a strong tradition of small local shops.
the ancient traditions of South East Asia
the tradition that the eldest son inherits the property
By tradition , it's the bride's parents who pay for the wedding.
Both brothers followed the family tradition and became doctors.
They decided to break with tradition and appoint a Swede as the England manager.
a city steeped in history and tradition
Japan's unique cultural traditions
There is a lot of emphasis on maintaining local traditions .
There was no one left to carry on the tradition .
see usage notehabit
2.) (be) in the tradition of sb/sth
to have the same features as something that has been made or done in the past
His paintings are very much in the tradition of Picasso and Matisse.
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COLLOCATES for sense 1
long tradition
strong tradition
ancient/old tradition
tradition that
by tradition/according to tradition
follow a tradition (=do what people have usually done according to a tradition)
break with tradition (=not follow the usual tradition)
a family tradition (=something that people in a family usually do)
be steeped in tradition (=have many traditions)
cultural/religious tradition
maintain/carry on the tradition (=make a tradition continue )
it is the tradition (for somebody) to do something
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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Synonyms:
(of possession), / (from one generation to another)


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  • TRADITION — (Heb. מָסֹרֶת). The term tradition derives from the Latin tradere, which means to transmit or to give over. Generally, it refers to beliefs, doctrines, customs, ethical and moral standards, and cultural values and attitudes which are transmitted… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • tradition — TRADITION. s. f. Action par laquelle on livre une chose à une personne. La vente se consomme par la tradition de la chose venduë. l investiture d un fief se faisoit par la tradition d un estendard, la vente d une terre par la tradition d une… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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  • 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

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  • Tradition — (v. lat. Traditio, Übergabe) 1) Handlung, wodurch der Besitz einer körperlichen Sache in der Absicht auf einen Andern übertragen wird, demselben ein dingliches Recht daran zu geben, s. Übergabe; 2) Überlieferung; bes. 3) die der geschriebenen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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