: having a character, force, or significance transferred or derived from something extraneous : metaphorical, figurative
the primary and tralatitious meanings of a word
: 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 expositorWilliam Withington
tralatitiously adverb

Word History


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

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“Tralatitious.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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