- strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
Origin of textualism
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Examples from the Web for textualism
Bork's textualism was also not likely to overturn a ton of democratically created laws.What if Bork Hadn't Been Borked?
December 19, 2012
- doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
- textual criticism, esp of the Bible
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