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Biblical

or biblical

[bib-li-kuh l] /ˈbɪb lɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or in the Bible:
a Biblical name.
2.
in accord with the Bible.
3.
evocative of or suggesting the Bible or Biblical times, especially in size or extent:
disaster on a Biblical scale; a Biblical landscape.
Origin of Biblical
1780-1790
1780-90; < Medieval Latin biblic(us) (bibl(ia) Bible + -icus -ic) + -al1
Related forms
Biblically, biblically, adverb
anti-Biblical, adjective
anti-Biblically, adverb
non-Biblical, adjective
non-Biblically, adverb
post-Biblical, adjective
pro-Biblical, adjective
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Examples from the Web for Biblical
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  • It appears, then, that Biblical writers did not always copy a full list.

    Archology and the Bible George A. Barton
  • And that was the nearest the little adventuress ever came to making a Biblical quotation.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • In the incarnate Son of God we see the full development and realization of the Biblical idea of holiness.

    Holy in Christ Andrew Murray
  • Such mistakes never were really a part of the Biblical idea.

    Understanding the Scriptures Francis McConnell
  • No Biblical student would willingly dispense with this Concordance when once possessed.

British Dictionary definitions for Biblical

biblical

/ˈbɪblɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of, occurring in, or referring to the Bible
2.
resembling the Bible in written style
Derived Forms
biblically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for Biblical

biblical

adj.

1790, from Bible + -ical. Related: Biblically. Earlier adjective was Biblic (1680s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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