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tradition

same as TRADITIO.

TRADITION, contracts, civil law. The act by which a thing is delivered by one or more persons to one or more others.
     2. In sales it is the delivery of possession by the proprietor with an intention to transfer the property to the receiver. Two things are therefore requisite in order to transmit property in this way: 1. The intention or consent of the former owner to transfer it; and, 2. The actual delivery in pursuance of that intention.
     3. Tradition is either real or symbolical. The first is where the ipsa corpora of movables are put into the hands of the receiver. Symbolical tradition is used where the thing is incapable of real delivery, as, in immovable subjects, such as lands and houses; or such as consist in jure (things incorporeal) as things of fishing and the like. The property of certain movables, though they are capable of real delivery, may be transferred by symbol. Thus, if the subject be under look and key, the delivery of the key is considered as a legal tradition of all that is contained in the repository. Cujas, Observations, liv. 11, ch. 10; Inst. lib. 2, t. 1, Sec. 40; Dig. lib. 41, t. 1, 1. 9; Ersk. Princ. Laws of Scotl. bk. 2, t. 1, s. 10, 11; Civil Code Lo. art. 2452, et seq.
     4. In the common law the term used in the place of tradition is delivery. (q.v.)

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He tells how a British king (to whom later tradition assigns the name Vortigern) invited in the Anglo-Saxons as allies against the troublesome northern Scots and Picts, and how the Anglo-Saxons, victorious against these tribes, soon turned in furious conquest against the Britons themselves, until, under a certain Ambrosius Aurelianus, a man 'of Roman race,' the Britons successfully defended themselves and at last in the battle of Mount Badon checked the Saxon advance.
Wace imparts to the whole, in a thorough-going way, the manners of chivalry, and adds, among other things, a mention of the Round Table, which Geoffrey, somewhat chary of the supernatural, had chosen to omit, though it was one of the early elements of the Welsh tradition.
The tradition was, that a certain Alice Pyncheon had flung up the seeds, in sport, and that the dust of the street and the decay of the roof gradually formed a kind of soil for them, out of which they grew, when Alice had long been in her grave.
Given this specificity, ERN cannot be expected to provide viewpoints of various religious traditions on nature as they are understood by the practitioners of those religions, but merely the perspective of the Western Academy on those views.
17) In other word's, liberal understandings of "toleration," "reason," "natural law" and "rights," made sense--were rendered "truthful"--in the context of the memories found in the traditions and practices of Black folks in America.
This symposium gathers together representatives from different World Wisdom Traditions to share how we are all connected, finding the intersecting points of belief and sharing the deep similarities found in all traditions.
Tradition said "no" to Jesus Christ when he broke with the then-Jewish traditions.
Gad Freudenthal: Science in the Medieval Hebrew and Arabic Traditions Aldershot: Ashgate Variorum Collected Studies Series, 2005, 374 pp, HC ISBN 0-86078-952-7
FROM NORTH, South, East and West, there are more fiefs and traditions that unite rather than divide people, especially around the meaning of Christmas.
Rowland: From an Augustinian point of view, the biggest problem with liberalism is its claim to be theologically neutral or indifferent toward different religious traditions.
While the word of grace is the precious core of Lutheranism, it is also a central theme of all Christian traditions.
But for many immigrants and their kin still tied to the ways of their homeland, old traditions reign.