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From traditional +‎ -ist.

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traditionalist (plural traditionalists)

  1. A person who adheres to tradition, especially in cultural or religious practices.
    • 1962 December, “A new Pullman era?”, in Modern Railways, page 362:
      Pullman traditionalists will no doubt maintain that the full-service-at-every-seat principle is popular with their clientele; [] .
    • 2023 October 2, Ruth Graham, “‘Two Trains Charging at Each Other’: A Texas Bishop Takes On the Pope”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      He speaks at conferences across the country and posts prolifically on social media on topics ranging from the ethics of Covid-19 vaccines (which he has questioned) to the Latin Mass favored by traditionalists (and discouraged by Pope Francis) to local conflicts between priests and bishops.
  2. (climbing) A traditional climbing climber.

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traditionalist (comparative more traditionalist, superlative most traditionalist)

  1. Adhering to tradition, especially in religious practices.
    • 2023 October 3, Jason Horowitz, “Conservative Catholics, Relegated to Sidelines, Denounce Papal Gathering”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      The day before, Cardinal Burke and other traditionalist prelates made public an exchange of letters with Francis in which they aired grave doubts about the legitimacy of a major assembly of the world’s bishops and laypeople that will, on Wednesday, begin discussing some of the most sensitive topics in the church.