noun. 1. a group of social customs and circumstances thought to be common in societies which are economically and technologically undeveloped, fairly static within their structures and practices, rural instead of urban, religious instead of secular, and that have a propensity to stress family or cumulative responsibilities instead of singular rights and goals. The adequacy of this depiction, and of the dichotomy between traditional and contemporary cultures that it indicates, in no way is universally accepted. 2. more commonly, following of any group of religious, political, or social traditions.
TRADITIONALISM: "Tomorrow, we will be discussing the concept of traditionalism."