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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.
1. (Philosophy) the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition
2. adherence to tradition, esp in religion
traˈditionalist n, adj
tra•di•tion•al•ism(trəˈdɪʃ ə nlˌɪz əm)
1. adherence to tradition as authority, esp. in matters of religion.
2. the doctrine that knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by traditional instruction.
tra•di′tion•al•ist, n., adj.
adherence to tradition, rather than to revelation, independent Bible study, or individual reasoning, as the authority controlling religious knowledge and practice. — traditionalist, n. — traditionalistic, adj.See also: Catholicism
the tendency to submerge individual opinions or creativity in ideas or methods inherited from the past, distinguished from conventionalism in having reference more to the past than to the present. Also called traditionism. See also catholicism. — traditionalist, n.See also: Attitudes
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|Noun||1.||traditionalism - strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings|
orthodoxy - the quality of being orthodox (especially in religion)
|2.||traditionalism - adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)|
adherence, adhesion, attachment - faithful support for a cause or political party or religion; "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"
|3.||traditionalism - the doctrine that all knowledge was originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditions|