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Heritage vs. Tradition

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Heritagenoun

An inheritance; property that may be inherited.

Traditionnoun

A part of culture that is passed from person to person or generation to generation, possibly differing in detail from family to family, such as the way to celebrate holidays.

Heritagenoun

A tradition; a practice or set of values that is passed down from preceding generations through families or through institutional memory.

Traditionnoun

A commonly held system. en

Heritagenoun

A birthright; the status acquired by birth, especially of but not exclusive to the firstborn.

Traditionnoun

The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.

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Heritagenoun

(attributive) Having a certain background, such as growing up with a second language.

‘The university requires heritage Spanish students to enroll in a specially designed Spanish program not available to non-heritage students.’;

Traditionverb

(obsolete) To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.

Heritageadjective

That which is inherited, or passes from heir to heir; inheritance.

‘Part of my heritage,Which my dead father did bequeath to me.’;

Traditionnoun

The act of delivering into the hands of another; delivery.

Heritageadjective

A possession; the Israelites, as God's chosen people; also, a flock under pastoral charge.

Traditionnoun

The unwritten or oral delivery of information, opinions, doctrines, practices, rites, and customs, from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; the transmission of any knowledge, opinions, or practice, from forefathers to descendants by oral communication, without written memorials.

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Heritagenoun

practices that are handed down from the past by tradition;

‘a heritage of freedom’;

Traditionnoun

Hence, that which is transmitted orally from father to son, or from ancestors to posterity; knowledge or belief transmitted without the aid of written memorials; custom or practice long observed.

‘Will you mock at an ancient tradition begun upon an honorable respect?’; ‘Naught but tradition remains of the beautiful village of Grand-Pré.’;

Heritagenoun

any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors;

‘my only inheritance was my mother's blessing’; ‘the world's heritage of knowledge’;

Traditionnoun

An unwritten code of law represented to have been given by God to Moses on Sinai.

‘Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered.’;

Heritagenoun

that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner

Traditionnoun

That body of doctrine and discipline, or any article thereof, supposed to have been put forth by Christ or his apostles, and not committed to writing.

‘Stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word or our epistle.’;

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Heritagenoun

hereditary succession to a title or an office or property

Traditionverb

To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.

‘The following story is . . . traditioned with very much credit amongst our English Catholics.’;

Heritagenoun

property that is or may be inherited; an inheritance

‘they had stolen his grandfather's heritage’;

Traditionnoun

an inherited pattern of thought or action

Heritagenoun

valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations

‘the estuary has a sense of history and heritage’; ‘Europe's varied cultural heritage’;

Traditionnoun

a specific practice of long standing

Heritagenoun

denoting or relating to things of special architectural, historical, or natural value that are preserved for the nation

‘a heritage centre’; ‘60 miles of heritage coastline’;

Tradition

A tradition is a belief or behavior (folk custom) passed down within a group or society with symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past. A component of folklore, common examples include holidays or impractical but socially meaningful clothes (like lawyers' wigs or military officers' spurs), but the idea has also been applied to social norms such as greetings.

Heritagenoun

denoting a traditional brand or product regarded as emblematic of fine craftsmanship

‘heritage brands have found a growing cachet among younger customers’;

Heritagenoun

denoting a breed of livestock or poultry that was once traditional to an area but is no longer farmed in large numbers

‘Cotswold sheep are considered a heritage breed in Canada’;

Heritagenoun

(of a plant variety) not hybridized with another; old-fashioned

‘heritage roses’;

Heritagenoun

a special or individual possession; an allotted portion

‘God's love remains your heritage’;

Heritagenoun

Christians, or the ancient Israelites, seen as God's chosen people.

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