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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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Examples from the Web for scripturally
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  • But we are scripturally enjoined to be 'temperate in all things.'

  • Yes, but you have not been scripturally baptized—so the Baptists think.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • It is literally as well as scripturally possible "to have ears and hear not."

    Principles of Teaching Adam S. Bennion
  • It remarked, tersely and scripturally, in the English tongue, “I went by and lo he was not.”

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • The question stared him in the face as to whether he had been scripturally baptized.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • The whole of this theologico-scientific structure was built most carefully and, as was then thought, most scripturally.

  • Perhaps three of the men are scripturally penitent, three others interested and four indifferent to religion—so far as we can see.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
  • In fact, he wished he had thought to cut off his right hand, scripturally, before it caused him to offend.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • Dr. Crane has treated this subject clearly, Methodistically, and scripturally.

    Popular Amusements J. T. Crane
  • The manner in which this subject is scripturally presented prohibits us from adding to it anything of human origin.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II Martin Luther
British Dictionary definitions for scripturally

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 scripturally

scriptural

adj.

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

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