Antonyms for tradition

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Tradition vaits for years to ripen vine and make it perfect.

But the reception they got departed from tradition and propriety.

What science would say about it, I do not know; tradition was quite voluble.

For him, tradition reigned, and law was ever laying out the way.

One could even believe she had reigned a beauty, as the tradition of the house declared.

Tradition and popular belief associate them with the Druids.

I had said the famous line in which Favart had made her "effect" that was now a tradition.

Tradition says that it was a woman who first set foot in Boston.

Newbury had been brought up in a home steeped in high Anglican tradition.

But what could have been the reasons for this their obstruction of the natural flow of tradition?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French tradicion (late 13c.), from Latin traditionem (nominative traditio) "delivery, surrender, a handing down," from traditus, past participle of tradere "deliver, hand over," from trans- "over" (see trans-) + dare "to give" (see date (n.1)). The word is a doublet of treason (q.v.). The notion in the modern sense of the word is of things "handed down" from generation to generation.

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