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scriptural

[skrip-cher-uh l] /ˈskrɪp tʃər əl/
adjective
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of, pertaining to, or in accordance with sacred writings, especially the Scriptures.
2.
rendered in or related to writing.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Late Latin scrīptūrālis. See Scripture, -al1
Related forms
scripturally, adverb
scripturalness, noun
antiscriptural, adjective
nonscriptural, adjective
pro-Scriptural, adjective
unscriptural, adjective
unscripturally, adverb
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Examples for scriptural
  • scriptural literalism can only be part of the answer.
  • Most arise from an insistence on scriptural infallibility.
  • Testaments of faith have become so common that they have spawned a kind of counter-scriptural mockery.
  • No mere reliance on scriptural texts could meet the emergency.
  • There the scriptural phrase descriptive of the wealthy found exact illustration.
  • In many respects the scriptural universal religions are all different kinds of overlays on a common substrate.
  • Her legend is a conflation of numerous scriptural references and apocryphal stories.
  • They both rejected the scriptural origin tale, seeking a natural and rational starting point fora theory of human culture.
  • Our effort to protect both the human community and the natural ecology are based on scriptural values.
  • Their scriptural focus led lollards to refuse the taking of oaths.
British Dictionary definitions for scriptural

scriptural

/ˈskrɪptʃərəl/
adjective
1.
(often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
2.
of or relating to writing
Derived Forms
scripturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for scriptural
adj.

1640s, from Modern Latin scripturalis, from Latin scriptura (see scripture). Related: Scripturally.

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