coun·​ter·​tra·​di·​tion ˌkau̇n-tər-trə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce countertradition (audio)
variants or counter-tradition
plural countertraditions or counter-traditions
: a tradition that differs from or opposes another tradition
countertraditions existing solely in peripheral communities

Examples of countertradition in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a countertradition, however. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of countertradition was in 1873

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“Countertradition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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