countertradition

noun
coun·​ter·​tra·​di·​tion | \ ˌkau̇n-tər-trə-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce countertradition (audio) \
variants: or counter-tradition
plural countertraditions or counter–traditions

Definition of countertradition

: a tradition that differs from or opposes another tradition countertraditions existing solely in peripheral communities

First Known Use of countertradition

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Countertradition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countertradition. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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