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tra·di·tion

 (trə-dĭsh′ən)
n.
1. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication: cultural practices that are preserved by tradition.
2.
a. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation to generation; a custom or usage: the traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
b. A set of such customs and usages viewed as a coherent body of precedents influencing the present: followed family tradition in dress and manners. See Synonyms at heritage.
3. A precept or a body of precepts that are not written in the sacred book of a religion, such as the Bible, but are considered holy or true.
4. A style or method of an activity or practice, especially of artistic expression, that is recognized and sometimes imitated: satire in the tradition of Jonathan Swift.
5. A piece of folklore: "a popular medieval tradition that identified the queen of Sheba with the Blessed Virgin Mary" (Nicholas Clapp).

[Middle English tradicioun, from Old French, from Latin trāditiō, trāditiōn-, from trāditus, past participle of trādere, to hand over, deliver, entrust : trā-, trāns-, trans- + dare, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

tradition

(trəˈdɪʃən)
n
1. the handing down from generation to generation of the same customs, beliefs, etc, esp by word of mouth
2. the body of customs, thought, practices, etc, belonging to a particular country, people, family, or institution over a relatively long period
3. a specific custom or practice of long standing
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity a doctrine or body of doctrines regarded as having been established by Christ or the apostles though not contained in Scripture
5. (Judaism) (often capital) Judaism a body of laws regarded as having been handed down from Moses orally and only committed to writing in the 2nd century ad
6. (Islam) the beliefs and customs of Islam supplementing the Koran, esp as embodied in the Sunna
7. (Law) law chiefly Roman law Scots law the act of formally transferring ownership of movable property; delivery
[C14: from Latin trāditiō a handing down, surrender, from trādere to give up, transmit, from trans- + dāre to give]
traˈditionless adj
traˈditionist n

tra•di•tion

(trəˈdɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the handing down of statements, beliefs, legends, customs, etc., from generation to generation, esp. by word of mouth or by practice.
2. something that is so handed down: the traditions of the Eskimos.
3. a long-established or inherited way of thinking or acting: a break with tradition.
4.
a. (among Jews) a body of laws and doctrines, or any one of them, held to have been received from Moses and orig. handed down orally from generation to generation.
b. (among Christians) a body of teachings, or any one of them, held to have been delivered by Christ and His apostles but not orig. committed to writing.
[1350–1400; Middle English tradicion < Old French < Latin trāditiō handing over, transfer <trādi, variant s. of trādere to give over (trā-, variant of trāns- trans- + -dere, comb. form of dare to give)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tradition - an inherited pattern of thought or actiontradition - an inherited pattern of thought or action
cognitive content, mental object, content - the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
2.tradition - a specific practice of long standingtradition - a specific practice of long standing
practice - knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"
habit, wont - an established custom; "it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
Hadith - (Islam) a tradition based on reports of the sayings and activities of Muhammad and his companions
institution - a custom that for a long time has been an important feature of some group or society; "the institution of marriage"; "the institution of slavery"; "he had become an institution in the theater"

tradition

noun
1. customs, institution, ritual, folklore, lore, praxis a country steeped in tradition
2. custom, convention, habit, ritual, unwritten law, established practice She has carried on the family tradition of giving away plants.
3. style, movement, method They're marvellous pictures in the tradition of Gainsborough.

tradition

noun
1. Something immaterial, as a style or philosophy, that is passed from one generation to another:
2. A body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject:
Translations
تَقْليدتَقْلِيدعُرْف، عادات
tradice
traditionoverlevering
perinne
tradicija
régi szokás
erfîavenja, arfsögnhefî, erfîavenja
伝統
전통
tradicijatradiciškai
tradīcija
tradicija
tradition
ประเพณี
gelenekinanç v.bgeçmişten bugüne aktarılan âdet
truyền thống

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃən] Ntradición f
according to traditionde acuerdo con la tradición
tradition has it thatsegún la tradición ...
in the (best) tradition ofa la mejor usanza de
it is a tradition thates tradición que ...

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃən]
n
(= custom, practice) → tradition f
(= traditional ways) → tradition f
according to tradition → selon la tradition
in the tradition of sb/sth → dans la tradition de qn/qch

tradition

nTradition f; village traditionsDorfbräuche plor -traditionen plor -brauchtum nt; it has become a tradition for the chairman to propose the first toastes ist jetzt so üblich or ist zum festen Brauch geworden, dass der Vorsitzende den ersten Toast ausbringt; according to tradition he …, tradition has it that he …es ist überliefert, dass er …; there is a tradition in the village that Queen Mary slept hereim Dorf erzählt man sich, dass Königin Mary dort übernachtet hat; in the French traditionin der französischen Tradition; in the best tradition (of …)nach bester Tradition (+gen)

tradition

[trəˈdɪʃn] ntradizione f traditions npltradizioni, usanze fpl

tradition

(trəˈdiʃən) noun
1. (the process of passing on from generation to generation) customs, beliefs, stories etc. These songs have been preserved by tradition.
2. a custom, belief, story etc that is passed on.
traˈditional adjective
traˈditionally adverb

tradition

تَقْلِيد tradice tradition Tradition παράδοση tradición perinne tradition tradicija tradizione 伝統 전통 traditie tradisjon tradycja tradição традиция tradition ประเพณี gelenek truyền thống 传统
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In contrast to TK and Bukhari, no one would assign [subset]MR directly to Ahmad as his deliberate composition: what we have is several collections of his answers to various traditionists of the next generation.
On the other side, against the theological rationalism of the Mu tazila, stands a motley, albeit in no way simple or insignificant, assortment of groups and individuals, theologians, legists, and traditionists, as well as a number of ascetics, who were in large part united by their opposition to the idea that the Koran is created and to the thoroughly rationalist ethics of the school.
588/1192) was the first Imami author to include Nu man in his list of Shi i authors and traditionists.
vii), theology is here nevertheless distinguished from other specific forms of religious thought and activity, and accordingly the jurists, ascetics, and traditionists are discussed as such only as in one way or another they play a role in and interact with (or react to) the theological teachings of particular individuals and groups.
Early traditionists, he argues, did not derive rulings from the hadith, fearing they may misunderstand its meanings.
But Abu Talib's impact was also much broader, meriting credit from a host of literary figures and traditionists into the seventeenth century.
19), without any comment, which states that "It must have been a very elaborate card-index of traditions and traditionists that al-Sakhawi kept, with such excellent cross-references that he was obviously able at very short notice to compile a new treatise on the subject.
How could the Muslim traditionists have introduced this type of reading to the Qur'an, a scripture that, as earlier noted, never mentions a single word about the Christian idea of the Second Advent?
He preferred the Traditionists, but did not fully accept their ideas either.
A shared popular culture articulated a generalised morality of hard work, honesty and humanity which Christians, Muslims and traditionists could all endorse.
It is not so for traditionists, not just because of different beliefs but because of an acknowledgement that those beliefs, and the people holding them, are themselves constituted by the tradition, cannot simply stand outside or above tradition, forcing it into the pattern of present-day beliefs.