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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"
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Strongly favoring retention of the existing order:
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He finds that Josephus' use of the poets and philosophers, in turn, reveals that although Greek was commonly spoken in first-century CE Jerusalem and it was possible to advance in Greek studies there, there was a traditionalistic segment in the city that did not appreciate this kind of culture.
However, it is Schlueter's traditionalistic elements of conservatism that Wenzel objects to the most vigorously.
The picture becomes full with the numerous voices of philosophers, sociologists, culture theorists and writers who from a conservative and traditionalistic position develop a narrative of a total crisis of the Western civilization, preaching its unavoidable fall, as for example Oswald Spengler (10), or calling for the revival on the basis of traditional patterns and values, as for example Maurras, connected with the French Action (Action francaise) (11).
Especially the latter is quite conservative, and even the Liberals are very traditionalistic, at least in rhetoric.
Thus, although these critiques tend to view the so-called academic culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s as the wellspring of the neoliberal university--and consider supposedly traditionalistic culture warriors such as Allan Bloom to be particularly at fault--we shall see that neoliberalism's influence began much earlier.
Other central targets are to cross traditionalistic gender boundaries and to bring both diversified understanding and openness to this research field.
(11) Lee Patterson writes that John Lydgate and Henry V both embarked on a campaign to fashion Henry's role as "traditionalistic" or "typically medieval," meaning that each deliberately demonstrated behavioral practices (the habitus) expected for the doxas of court poet and medieval king, respectively (73).
(11) States with a traditionalistic culture, for instance, were distinct because of their low levels of spending and taxes.
traditionalistic, and the revolutionary socialist variant of
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.
By application of Theorem 7, synchronization of different chaotic FHN systems of unknown parameters under disturbances can be achieved, in contrast to the traditionalistic synchronization tools, by ensuring uniformly ultimately bounded synchronization and parametric estimation errors.
(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).