1. Of or pertaining to tradition; derived from tradition; communicated from ancestors to descendants by word only; transmitted from age to age without writing; as, traditional opinions; traditional customs; traditional expositions of the Scriptures.
2. Observant of tradition; attached to old customs; old-fashioned. [R.]
adj 1: consisting of or derived from tradition; "traditional
history"; "traditional morality" [ant: nontraditional]
2: pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines; "the simple
security of traditional assumptions has vanished"