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traditionalism

[truh-dish-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /trəˈdɪʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
adherence to tradition as authority, especially in matters of religion.
2.
a system of philosophy according to which all knowledge of religious truth is derived from divine revelation and received by traditional instruction.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; traditional + -ism
Related forms
traditionalist, noun, adjective
traditionalistic, adjective
antitraditionalist, noun, adjective
nontraditionalist, noun, adjective
nontraditionalistic, adjective
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Examples from the web for traditionalism
  • Retreating back to current traditionalism is not the answer.
  • Italians' innate traditionalism has, in some respects, served them well.
  • Similarly, there is no point in being concerned about the symbols of our traditionalism.
  • In the realm of indie-rock, twang no longer guarantees traditionalism.
  • The teacher low on traditionalism with no advisees overwhelmingly chose an open desk arrangement.
British Dictionary definitions for traditionalism

traditionalism

/trəˈdɪʃənəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
the doctrine that all knowledge originates in divine revelation and is perpetuated by tradition
2.
adherence to tradition, esp in religion
Derived Forms
traditionalist, noun, adjective
traditionalistic, adjective
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