tralatitious

Tralatitious

Tral`a*ti"tious\, a. [L. tralatitius, translatitius, tralaticius, translaticius. See Tralation.]

1. Passed along; handed down; transmitted.

Among biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor. --W. Withington.

2. Metaphorical; figurative; not literal. --Stackhouse.
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tralatitious

adjective
having been passed along from generation to generation; "among Biblical critics a tralatitious interpretation is one received by expositor from expositor" [syn: handed-down
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