[truh-dish-uh-nl-iz-uh m]


adherence to tradition as authority, especially in matters of religion.
a system of philosophy according to which all knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by traditional instruction.

Nearby words

  1. traditional logic,
  2. traditional marriage,
  3. traditional option,
  4. traditional policy,
  5. traditional weapon,
  6. traditionalist,
  7. traditionalize,
  8. traditionally,
  9. traditionary,
  10. traditionist

Origin of traditionalism

First recorded in 1855–60; traditional + -ism

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for traditionalist



the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition
adherence to tradition, esp in religion
Derived Formstraditionalist, noun, adjectivetraditionalistic, adjective

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