Tradition Sunday
Tradition Tra*di"tion, n. [OE. tradicioun, L. traditio, from tradere to give up, transmit. See {Treason}, {Traitor}.] 1. The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery. ``A deed takes effect only from the tradition or delivery.'' --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. The unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any knowledge, opinions, or practice, from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed. [1913 Webster]

Will you mock at an ancient tradition begun upon an honorable respect? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pr['e]. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

4. (Theol.) (a) An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai. [1913 Webster]

Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered. --Mark vii. 13. [1913 Webster] (b) That body of doctrine and discipline, or any article thereof, supposed to have been put forth by Christ or his apostles, and not committed to writing. [1913 Webster]

Stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle. --2 Thess. ii. 15. [1913 Webster]

{Tradition Sunday} (Eccl.), Palm Sunday; -- so called because the creed was then taught to candidates for baptism at Easter. [1913 Webster]


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