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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
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
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Examples from the Web for scriptural
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  • The scriptural truths are to be judged by no other test than that of their worth for life.

    Understanding the Scriptures Francis McConnell
  • This illustrates the scriptural term in the history of Deborah.

  • There was, indeed, but little said, but the words were savory and scriptural.

  • Yet we have scriptural authority for it: "Deceiving and being deceived."

    Reflections Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
  • There have been three different cubits—the scriptural, the Roman, and the English.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
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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