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Native American culture and traditions
Parents bring up their children in accordance with their own traditions.
According to family tradition, Mr Thomas was a teacher.
Their national sport is steeped in centuries of tradition.
He broke with tradition and stood for a third term of office.
This is the British English definition of tradition. View American English definition of tradition.
the process of giving freedom and rights to someone
… the decision to treat the rights and duties of a company as being the same as the rights and duties of its shareholdersadd a word
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