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tradition

[ truh-dish-uhn ]
/ trəˈdɪʃ ən /
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Origin of tradition

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English tradicion, from Old French, from 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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British Dictionary definitions for tradition

tradition
/ (trəˈdɪʃən) /

noun

Derived forms of tradition

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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