of the nature of tradition; that has been passed down as a tradition; traditional ...1612 obs.
from Latin tradit-, past participial stem of trādere (to hand over, to deliver, to relate, to tell of) + -ious
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1612 - see EXAMPLE below
"...where the people leaue the right arms of their Infants males vnchristned (as they terme it) to the end that at any time afterwards, they may giue a more deadly, and vngratious blow when they strike: which things do not only shew how palpably they are carried away by traditious obscurities, but doe also intimate how full their hearts bee of inueterate reuenge..."
From: The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Iles Adioyning: With the Shires, Hundreds, Cities and Shire-Townes, Within Ye Kingdome of England, Divided and Described by Iohn Speed
- John Speed