Definitions

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  • adv. In a traditional manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a traditional manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a traditional manner; by transmission from father to son or from age to age; according to tradition; as a tradition; in or by tradition.
  • n. Traditional principle or opinion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. according to tradition; in a traditional manner

Etymologies

traditional +β€Ž -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Motley" was the term traditionally used to describe the outfits worn by court jesters and students of Sterne link the marbled page to the author's fictional alter ego, Yorick, also the name of the jester in Hamlet.

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  • In Thursday's press conference, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet is expected to flag the move by saying "strong vigilance is warranted"β€”an expression traditionally used to signal an imminent rate increase.

    ECB Is Expected to Signal July Rate Rise

  • In fact, whenever the state's political and business communities cross paths in the wake of such business scandals in Colorado, the word traditionally used is "mum."

    Robert Schwab: Bank Failures Reflect Badly on Colorado

  • "'Thumbs up' traditionally translates as the foulest of gesticular insults in some Middle Eastern countries β€” the most straightforward interpretation is 'Up yours, pal!' according to Roger E. Axtell's book Gestures: The Do's and Taboos of Body Language Around the World."

    McCain slams Obama over Middle East at pro-Israel forum

  • Security services blamed "armed criminals," the term traditionally used here to refer to Islamic fundamentalists trying to bring down the military-backed government.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Vicaire discusses the possible author, Bibliographie, cols. 43-44, 891; the name traditionally given is Le Sieur Robert, of whom nothing is known; Vicaire quotes Pichon as proposing a Sieur Rolland, who is known to have been working in and around the court at approximately this time.

    Savoring The Past

  • While in other professions it might be called nepotism, in theatrical circles, the correct term is "acting dynasty", a phrase traditionally seen next to the name Redgrave or Fox.

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  • If anything, we now have a serious claim on the title traditionally associated with France.

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  • The term traditionally translated "full of grace" or "highly favored" is kecharitomene.

    Canterbury Tales by Taylor Marshall

  • Welcome back Monty Don, prince of sod-turners - the title traditionally bestowed on the main presenter of

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