tra·di·tion·al·ism / trəˈdishənlˌizəm/ • n. the upholding or maintenance of tradition, esp. so as to resist change. ∎ chiefly hist. the theory that all moral and religious truth comes from divine revelation passed on by tradition, human reason being incapable of attaining it. DERIVATIVES: tra·di·tion·al·ist n. & adj. tra·di·tion·al·is·tic / trəˌdishənlˈistik/ adj.
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