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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
From the Late Latin word scrīptūrālis, dating back to 1635-45. 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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  • 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


(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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