Tradition Sunday(Eccl.), Palm Sunday; — so called because the creed was then taught to candidates for baptism at Easter.

(Tra*di"tion), v. t. To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down. [Obs.]

The following story is . . . traditioned with very much credit amongst our English Catholics.

(Tra*di"tion*al) a. [Cf. F. traditionnel, LL. traditionalis.]

1. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.

2. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned. [R.] Shak.

(Tra*di"tion*al*ism) n. A system of faith founded on tradition; esp., the doctrine that all religious faith is to be based solely upon what is delivered from competent authority, exclusive of rational processes.

(Tra*di"tion*al*ist) n. An advocate of, or believer in, traditionalism; a traditionist.

(Tra*di"tion*al*ly), adv. In a traditional manner.

(Tra*di"tion*a*ri*ly) adv. By tradition.

(Tra*di"tion*a*ry) a. Traditional.

The reveries of the Talmud, a collection of Jewish traditionary interpolations.

(Tra*di"tion*a*ry), n.; pl. Traditionaries [Cf. F. traditionnare.] One, among the Jews, who acknowledges the authority of traditions, and explains the Scriptures by them.

(Tra*di"tion*er Tra*di"tion*ist), n. [Cf. F. traditionniste.] One who adheres to tradition.

(Trad"i*tive) a. [L. tradere, traditum, to transmit, give up: cf. F. traditif.] Transmitted or transmissible from father to son, or from age, by oral communication; traditional. [R.] Jer. Taylor.

Suppose we on things traditive divide.

3. Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed.

Will you mock at an ancient tradition begun upon an honorable respect?

Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pré.

4. (Theol.) (a) An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai.

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered.
Mark vii. 13.

(b) That body of doctrine and discipline, or any article thereof, supposed to have been put forth by Christ or his apostles, and not committed to writing.

Stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle.
2 Thess. ii. 15.

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