from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Adherence to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practice.
- n. A system holding that all knowledge is derived from original divine revelation and is transmitted by tradition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The adherence to traditional views or practices, especially with regard to cultural or religious matters.
- n. A philosophical system which makes tradition the supreme criterion and rule of certitude; the doctrine that human reason is of itself radically unable to know with certainty any truth or, at least, the fundamental truths of the metaphysical, moral, and religious order.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A system of faith founded on tradition; esp., the doctrine that all religious faith is to be based solely upon what is delivered from competent authority, exclusive of rational processes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Strictly, a system of philosophy in which all religious knowledge is reduced to belief in truth communicated by revelation from God, and received by traditional instruction; popularly, the habit of basing religious convictions on ecclesiastical authority and the traditional belief of the church, not on an independent study of the Scripture, or an independent exercise of the reason; adherence to tradition as an authority.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the doctrine that all knowledge was originally derived by divine revelation and that it is transmitted by traditions
- n. adherence to tradition (especially in cultural or religious matters)
- n. strict adherence to traditional methods or teachings
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