Meaning of TRADITION in English


/ trəˈdɪʃn; NAmE / noun

[ C , U ] a belief, custom or way of doing sth that has existed for a long time among a particular group of people; a set of these beliefs or customs :

religious / cultural, etc. traditions

This region is steeped in tradition .

The company has a long tradition of fine design.

The British are said to love tradition (= to want to do things in the way they have always been done) .

They broke with tradition (= did things differently) and got married quietly.

By tradition , children play tricks on 1 April.

There's a tradition in our family that we have a party on New Year's Eve.

He's a politician in the tradition of (= similar in style to) Kennedy.



late Middle English : from Old French tradicion , or from Latin traditio(n-) , from tradere deliver, betray, from trans- across + dare give.

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