What are traditions?

a : an inherited, established, or customary pattern of thought, action, or behavior (as a religious practice or a social custom)b : a belief or story or a body of beliefs or stories relating to the past that are commonly accepted as historical though not verifiable
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: the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instruction
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: cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions
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: characteristic manner, method, or style <in the best liberaltradition>