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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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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself, with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the Editor.
But it is very clear to us that their knowlidge of this land is only traditionary.
The history of Science is not a mere record of isolated discoveries; it is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the expansive force of the human intellect on one side, and the compression arising from traditionary faith and human interests on the other.
This tale is traditionary, and the reader will easily perceive, by our studiously omitting to heighten many points of the narrative, when a little additional colouring might have added effect to the recital, that we have desired to lay before him, not a figment of the brain, but a curious tradition connected with, and belonging to, the biography of a famous artist.
1816); and James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Written by Himself: With a Detail of Curious Traditionary Facts, and Other Evidence, by The Editor (London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1824).
511, 514 (2009) ("At trial, the defendant traditionary puts the State to its proof, most commonly by pleading not guilty and invoking the presumption of innocence.
Additionally, we have improved the protocols of electrophoresis, traditionary chromosomal preparation and exogenous gene transfection by trying a local apparatus, different buffers, colchicine and hypotonic time, plasmid DNA incubation time and lipofectamine combination, thus make these techniques feasible under our conditions and greatly improve isoenzyme zymogram, karyotype quality and exogenous gene transfection efficiency.
Despite their participatory institutions, the latter showed greater deference, "a traditionary [sic] reverence for certain families, which has rendered the offices of the government nearly hereditary in those families.
While girls, despite their Pearl-like wildness, play with a "harmonious propriety," boys play "old, traditionary games," "according to recognized law"; this may not sound so very terribly ominous, but Coverdale concludes: "young or old, in play or in earnest, man is prone to be a brute" (68).
However, their traditionary status, their further reworking in novelistic form, and their link to the pastoral make them a less than alarming reminder of the family discord that results from political strife.
The St John River Indians still possess a traditionary knowledge of the treaty [of Fort Howe] made in September, 1778, and refer to it as the time when the white man and the Indian became "all one brother".
Gorke lists each of Abu 'Ubayd's ninety-seven immediate sources in the Amwal, notes their death dates and the locales where they were active, lists how many traditions each one transmitted to Abu 'Ubayd, checks whether the prosopographical sources considered them Abu 'Ubayd's teachers, and then considers whether the resulting picture is consistent with forgery or false ascription of the traditionary material found in the Amwal.
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.