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

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countertradition was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Countertradition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countertradition. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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