tradition

[ truh-dish-uhn ]
/ trəˈdɪʃ ən /

noun

Origin of tradition

1350–1400; Middle English tradicion < Old French < Latin trāditiōn- (stem of trāditiō) a handing over or down, transfer, equivalent to trādit(us), past participle of trādere to give over, impart, surrender, betray (trā-, variant of trāns- trans- + -ditus, combining form of datus given; see date1) + -iōn- -ion

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tradition

/ (trəˈdɪʃən) /

noun

Derived Forms

traditionless, adjectivetraditionist, noun

Word Origin for tradition

C14: from Latin trāditiō a handing down, surrender, from trādere to give up, transmit, from trans- + dāre to give
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