Definition of tralatitious
2 : passed along as from hand to hand, mouth to mouth, or from generaton to generation : handed down : traditional among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor — William Withington
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of tralatitious
Latin tralatitius, tralaticius (from tralatus, translatus, suppletive past participle of transferre to transfer) + -itius, -icius -itious — more at translate
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tralatitious? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).