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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 scripturally
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  • But we are scripturally enjoined to be 'temperate in all things.'

  • Dr. Crane has treated this subject clearly, Methodistically, and scripturally.

    Popular Amusements J. T. Crane
  • Yes, but you have not been scripturally baptized—so the Baptists think.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • The question stared him in the face as to whether he had been scripturally baptized.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • It remarked, tersely and scripturally, in the English tongue, “I went by and lo he was not.”

    Mystery at Geneva Rose Macaulay
  • It is literally as well as scripturally possible "to have ears and hear not."

    Principles of Teaching Adam S. Bennion
  • But such people think they have been scripturally baptized, and they do what they consider right.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher
  • The blessed grace of entire sanctification is scripturally the bequest of God to his people.

    Sanctification J. W. Byers
  • 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
  • The whole of this theologico-scientific structure was built most carefully and, as was then thought, most scripturally.

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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