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Synonyms for tradition

Synonyms for tradition

something immaterial, as a style or philosophy, that is passed from one generation to another

a body of traditional beliefs and notions accumulated about a particular subject

Synonyms for tradition

an inherited pattern of thought or action

a specific practice of long standing

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But it is very clear to us that their knowlidge of this land is only traditionary.
The recognition of both an ongoing process of handing on, and a content that was handed on in that way, is close to that of Montreal which understood "the Tradition" (with a capital T) as referring to "the Gospel itself, transmitted from generation to generation in and by the Church" whose content is "revelation and self-giving in Christ, present in the life of the Church" and "tradition" (with a lower-case t) as referring to "the traditionary process".
There is a lot of needlessly solemn and obfuscatory moralistic and traditionary blather in judicial decisionmaking and legal thought generally, and it is extremely helpful in dealing with legal issues always to try to peel away the conventional verbiage in which the issues come wrapped and look concretely at the interests at stake, the purposes of the participants, the policies behind the precedents, and the consequences of alternative decisions.
In attempting to argue that the new English legal science of the seventeenth century was related to the changing conception of scientific method, he says, "the traditionary doctrine of precedent was founded on the theory of scientific knowledge expounded in the late seventeenth century by the chemist Robert Boyle, the physicist Isaac Newton, the jurist Matthew Hale, and other prominent members of the Royal Society.
Even though the only connection between quarto Richard III and touring is traditionary (beginning with Patrick in 1936), Davison's primary focus in his introduction is the practice of touring.
The obvious opposition of monarchical fiat to traditionary law is detailed illuminatingly.
See, finally, the Montreal Statement's affirmation that "the traditionary process may operate in either direction, toward entropy or renewal--and there are no infallible differentiae which tell when apparent continuities conceal an actual betrayal or a pseudomorphosis of what was pretended to have been traditioned.
The interpreter dealing with a traditionary text tries to apply it to himself.
Few writers," Benjamin Disraeli comments, "have been more successful in inducing us to pause before we accepted without a scruple the traditionary opinion that has distorted a fact or calumniated a character" ("On the Life and Writings of Mr.
Before this happens, however, Posner suggests that judges should jettison the "needlessly solemn and obfuscatory moralistic and traditionary blather in judicial decision-making and legal thought generally" (78) in favor of an instrumental approach which is purely result oriented.