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1. Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.
2. A system holding that all knowledge is derived from original divine revelation and is transmitted by tradition.

tra·di′tion·al·ist adj. & n.
tra·di′tion·al·is′tic adj.
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Adj.1.traditionalistic - adhering to tradition especially in cultural or religious practicestraditionalistic - adhering to tradition especially in cultural or religious practices
traditional - consisting of or derived from tradition; "traditional history"; "traditional morality"


Strongly favoring retention of the existing order:
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11) States with a traditionalistic culture, for instance, were distinct because of their low levels of spending and taxes.
The integration of Scripture in the whole of the tradition is not a traditionalistic view, because it does not claim that the historically developed forms of faith stand over the Scripture.
5) In the South-Eastern European area, a similar statement, which described ethnology in Yugoslavia as traditionalistic, atheoretical, and of little interest to American-style cultural anthropology, was written by American anthropologists Joel Halpern and Eugene Hammel (1969).
The exhibition is truly a passage into the history of the calligraphic Arabic script exploring styles through its primal birth, traditionalistic adherence to the hurufiyya school of calligraphy, its metamorphosis, growth and evolution into modern expressions of the art today.
Despite introducing significant socio-economic changes, the Saudi royal family has carefully controlled the pattern of modernization in order to preserve a very traditionalistic Islamic culture and maintain the close links between Islam and the state (: 50).
This combination of traditionalistic and modernizing trends, as well as patriarchal and innovative structures, can be seen most clearly in the position of women, not only in the societies of the Middle East that are dominated by Islam but also in the churches, especially the Orthodox ones, which supposedly are bearers of another ethos and reality, in which "there is neither male nor female" (Gal.
While there may be individual cases of this actually happening, ultimately his charge is wildly overblown and overly traditionalistic.
Rather, the proletarian god Ulu, the powerful and silent, called to the shores of West Africa a militarily driven colonizing power that would join him in hating, denouncing, and instituting a religious fervor against the pre-Christian, pre-Islamic, traditionalistic African reverence for the snake.
The Group's reference in its manifesto to the fall of the Abbasid caliphate following the Mongol invasion of Baghdad in 1258 should be understood less as an aesthetic or traditionalistic gesture than a political and thoroughly academic response to the perceived absence of "a distinctive Iraqi identity" (al-Khamis 24).
Far from a doctrine of passivity and inert reflection, I hold, his thought intends to actualize the historical potentials of a nation which might otherwise remain obscured by the tendencies of either traditionalistic or abstract thought--the prior restraining subjectivity, the latter totalizing it.
In addition to the theme of the talking dead present in Maria Luisa Bombal and Juan Rulfo, and a temporal structure drawn from Alejo Carpentier's "Viaje a la semilla" ("A Journey to the Origins") further discussed below, "The Two Shores" presents the concept of betrayal under an unfamiliar slant that mirrors and is superposed to the more traditionalistic view of the conquest of Mexico as enabled by the "treacherous" Malinche.
While Lanzarote is 100 miles from the African coast and 660 miles south of the Iberian Peninsula, the islands are among the most traditionalistic regions of Spain.