[ truh-dish-uh-nl-iz-uh m ]
/ trəˈdɪʃ ə nlˌɪz əm /


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.

Origin of traditionalism

First recorded in 1855–60; traditional + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM traditionalism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for traditionalistic

/ (trəˈdɪʃənəˌlɪzəm) /


the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition
adherence to tradition, esp in religion

Derived forms of traditionalism

traditionalist, noun, adjectivetraditionalistic, adjective
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