tralatitious

adjective
tral·​a·​ti·​tious | \ ¦tralə¦tishəs \

Definition of tralatitious

1 : having a character, force, or significance transferred or derived from something extraneous : metaphorical, figurative the primary and tralatitious meanings of a word
2 : passed along as from hand to hand, mouth to mouth, or from generation to generation : handed down : traditional among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor— William Withington

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Other Words from tralatitious

tralatitiously adverb

History and Etymology for tralatitious

Latin tralatitius, tralaticius (from tralatus, translatus, suppletive past participle of transferre to transfer) + -itius, -icius -itious

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“Tralatitious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tralatitious. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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