Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TRADITION


TRADITION


The word tradition comes from the Latin traditionem, acc. of traditio which means "handing over, passing on", and is used in a number of ways in the English language:

1.Beliefs or customs taught by one generation to the next, often orally. For example, we can speak of the tradition of sending birth announcements.
2.A set of customs or practices. For example, we can speak of Christmas traditions.
3.A broad religious movement made up of religious denominations or church bodies that have a common history, customs, culture, and, to some extent, body of teachings. For example, one can speak tradition like Christianity's Lutheran tradition.

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