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trādĭtĭo , ōnis, f. trado,
I.a giving up, delivering up, surrender (not freq. till after the Aug. period).
I. Lit.
B. Esp., law t. t., livery, a delivery of possession: abalienatio est ejus rei quae mancipi est traditio alteri nexu, * Cic. Top. 5, 28: “nuda traditione alienare,Gai. Inst. 2, 19 al.
II. Trop.
A. A teaching, instruction: “jejuna atque arida traditio (praeceptorum),Quint. 3, 1, 3; cf. id. 3, 1, 2: “adeo non est infinito spatio ac traditione opus,id. 12, 11, 16: “divina,Lact. 7, 8, 3.—
B. A saying handed down from former times, a tradition: “incomperta et vulgaria traditio rei,Gell. 16, 5, 1; 13, 22, 14; Tac. A. 16, 16 fin.; cf. “codicum,Aug. Bapt. 7, 2.—Esp., in eccl. Lat.: “traditio seniorum,Vulg. Matt. 15, 2; id. Marc. 7, 3.
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