What does the word tradition mean?

Usage examples for tradition

  1. This is what tradition says on both sides. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. But there is another tradition stranger still. – A Life of St. John for the Young by George Ludington Weed
  3. It is only by tradition that roots become empty. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller