handed-down


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Adj.1.handed-down - having been passed along from generation to generationhanded-down - having been passed along from generation to generation; "among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor"
traditional - consisting of or derived from tradition; "traditional history"; "traditional morality"
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Yet intolerable as the old places may have seemed, there remains a strand of shared and handed-down memory as tough and enduring as the DNA of our physical beings, blended and redefined in descendants.