The reason for doing things which have no apparent reason.
Son: "Dad, why are you peeing on the cat"
Dad: "Because it is Tradition God Damnit. Every July 23rd we pee on a cat. My Father peed on a cat, his father peed on a cat and you're also gonna pee on the cat."
Basically doing whatever other people do or have done before you instead of thinking for yourself.
When you are asked to do completely illogical actions and ask why, the person asking will most likely answer "It's tradition".
Tradition (n): The abstract, commonly referenced concept of beating up underdeveloped-farm-boy football teams for a number of years, then winning only one National Championship game after those other teams figured out how to play football.
Most often associated with the University of Michigan.
"Our football program has a rich history founded on tradition".
1. A thing that people pass down generations when they can't come up with ideas of their own.
3. A horrible from a horrible musical.
4. Something one should question before acting upon.
1. Marriage is a great tradition.
Tradition, tradition! Tradition!