Tradition is a term with several meanings.
Tradition has been described as "statement, belief, or practice handed down from generation to generation", with the word derived from Latin trans- "over" + dare "to give".
In a more narrow sense, the word may refer to "cultural continuity in social attitudes, customs, and institutions", among other related meanings.
See the article on Traditionalism regarding ideological and political senses.
- Folklore - Tradition may also refer to the oral tradition.