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Mar
31
2015

tradition

tr@ dI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the process of handing down a culture’s beliefs, customs, and mores from one generation to the next.
example:  Tradition has preserved many of our ancient customs.

definition 2:  the beliefs, customs, and mores of a culture or group handed down from one generation to the next, or any one of these.
example:  Tradition calls for the bride to wear white on her wedding day.
example:  She is bound by tradition to live with her husband’s family.
example:  He accused his father of being blinded by tradition.
example:  It is a tradition in our family to open presents on Christmas Eve.

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