1. (now, rare, archaic) Traditional, of or relating to tradition.
    • 1614, John Robinson (pastor), Of Religious Communion Private, & Publique, Preface,
      […] they are ready to think it an hereticall way for any man to step out of the beaten trod of their teachers traditionary religion.
    • 1776, Thomas Paine, Common Sense (pamphlet), Philadelphia, “Of Monarchy and Hereditary Succession,” p. 13,
      […] as few or no records were extant in those days, and traditionary history stuff’d with fables, it was very easy after the lapse of a few generations, to trump up some superstitious tale conveniently timed, Mahomet like, to cram hereditary right down the throats of the vulgar.
    • 1814, Joseph Stevens Buckminster, Sermons of the Late Rev. J. S. Buckminster, Boston, Sermon 2, p. 32,
      The reveries of the Talmud, which are a collection of Jewish traditionary interpolations, are unrivalled in the regions of absurdity.
    • 1991, Robert Alter, The World of Biblical Literature, Basic Books, Chapter 1, p. 15,
      But the literary critic must also resist the notion that the biblical text is a more or less unwitting accretion of traditionary materials […]

traditionary (plural traditionaries)

  1. (Judaism) Someone who places emphasis on traditions.

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