tralatitious

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

Definition of tralatitious

  1. 1 :  having a character, force, or significance transferred or derived from something extraneous :  metaphorical, figurative the primary and tralatitious meanings of a word

  2. 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

tralatitiously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of tralatitious

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


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