Traditionist

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Traditionist One who adheres to tradition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n traditionist One who makes or adheres to tradition; a passer-on of old habits, opinions, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Traditionist one who adheres to tradition
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. traditionniste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—trans, over, dăre, to give.

Usage

In literature:

We have examined the story in a little book of folklore, Etudes Traditionistes.
"Cock Lane and Common-Sense" by Andrew Lang
The chief sects of the Sunnis, or Traditionists, are four in number.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
The Traditionist, Ibn Rahwaih, was a Macaulay in his way.
"A Boswell of Baghdad" by E. V. Lucas
To this solution of the difficulty, however, the great body of the Traditionists do not agree.
"The Faith of Islam" by Edward Sell
Many ruins north of Oraibi and in the neighborhood of the farming village of Moenkopi are attributed to the Hopi by their traditionists.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
Cimabue was still a Traditionist.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
The most tenacious of traditionists must put his case in a 'reasoned' form.
"Rationalism" by John Mackinnon Robertson
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