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[skrip-cher-uh l] /ˈskrɪp tʃər əl/
(sometimes initial capital letter) of, relating to, or in accordance with sacred writings, especially the Scriptures.
rendered in or related to writing.
Origin of scriptural
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 Unabridged
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Examples from the web 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


(often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
of or relating to writing
Derived Forms
scripturally, adverb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for scriptural

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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