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1 an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing
  • the town tradition of having the oldest resident ride at the head of the parade

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2 the body of customs, beliefs, stories, and sayings associated with a people, thing, or place
  • according to tradition, this field was the site of a skirmish between the first settlers and the Native Americans living in the area

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The first known use of tradition was in the 14th century

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“Tradition.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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