Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or in accord with tradition.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of, pertaining to, or derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word of mouth only; transmitted from age to age without writing; founded on reports not having the authenticity or value of historical evidence; consisting of traditions.
  • Observant of tradition, in any sense; regulated by accepted models or traditions, irrespective of independently deduced principles; conventional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing
  • adjective rare Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
  • adjective Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned.
  • adjective In lieu of the name of the composer of a piece of music, whose real name is lost in the mists of time.

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

  • adjective pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines
  • adjective consisting of or derived from tradition

Etymologies

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tradition +‎ -al

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