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Legacy vs. Tradition

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Legacynoun

(legal) Money or property bequeathed to someone in a will.

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.

Legacynoun

Something inherited from a predecessor or the past; a heritage.

‘John Muir left as his legacy an enduring spirit of respect for the environment.’;

Traditionnoun

A commonly held system. en

Legacynoun

(university and society admissions) The descendant of an alumnus.

‘Because she was a legacy, her mother's sorority rushed her.’;

Traditionnoun

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

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Legacyadjective

Left over from the past; no longer current.

Traditionverb

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

Legacynoun

A gift of property by will, esp. of money or personal property; a bequest. Also Fig.; as, a legacy of dishonor or disease.

Traditionnoun

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

Legacynoun

A business with which one is intrusted by another; a commission; - obsolete, except in the phrases last legacy, dying legacy, and the like.

‘My legacy and message wherefore I am sent into the world.’; ‘He came and told his legacy.’;

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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Legacynoun

(law) a gift of personal property by will

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.’;

Legacynoun

an amount of money or property left to someone in a will

‘my grandmother died and unexpectedly left me a small legacy’;

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.’;

Legacynoun

something left or handed down by a predecessor

‘the legacy of centuries of neglect’;

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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Legacynoun

an applicant to a particular college or university who is regarded preferentially because a parent or other relative attended the same institution

‘being a legacy increased a student's chance of being accepted to a highly selective college by up to 45 per cent’;

Traditionverb

To transmit by way of tradition; to hand down.

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

Legacyadjective

denoting or relating to software or hardware that has been superseded but is difficult to replace because of its wide use.

Traditionnoun

an inherited pattern of thought or action

Traditionnoun

a specific practice of long standing

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.

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