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scriptural

[skrip-cher-uh l] /ˈskrɪp tʃər əl/
adjective
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) of, relating to, or in accordance with sacred writings, especially the Scriptures.
2.
rendered in or related to writing.
Origin of scriptural
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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  • At present he is feeble because he is, to use the scriptural illustration, a house divided against itself.

    National Being (A.E.)George William Russell
  • Every one knew that it had come about in church history and was not scriptural or primitive.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • This evening twenty-five pounds was given to me for the scriptural Knowledge Institution.

  • This is certainly going beyond scriptural authority and example.

    The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson
  • As to whether this home was identical with the house of Simon the leper, the scriptural record does not state.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
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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