Customs and Traditions
• noun 1 a traditional way of behaving or doing something that is specific to a particular society, place, or time. 2 chiefly Brit. regular dealings with a shop or business by customers. 3 Law established usage having the force of law or right.
— ORIGIN Old French coustume, from Latin consuescere ‘accustom’.
• noun 1 the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. 2 a long-established custom or belief passed on in this way. 3 an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others.
— ORIGIN Latin, from tradere ‘deliver, betray’.
A collection of customs and traditions from our archive of selected sites around the county of Dorset.