[ skrip-cher-uhl ]
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  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

From the Late Latin word scrīptūrālis, dating back to 1635–45. See Scripture, -al1

Other words from scriptural

  • scrip·tur·al·ly, adverb
  • scrip·tur·al·ness, noun
  • an·ti·scrip·tur·al, adjective
  • non·scrip·tur·al, adjective
  • pro-Scrip·tur·al, adjective
  • un·scrip·tur·al, adjective
  • un·scrip·tur·al·ly, adverb

Words Nearby scriptural Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use scriptural in a sentence

  • But to rulers possessed of scriptural qualifications, cordial obedience is due.

  • In order that the Church may act in character, her procedure in regard to the election of pastors and elders, must be scriptural.

  • The government itself, though for certain ends it applies the oath, is not scriptural.

  • The sufferings of the patriarch Job form the subject of a few of these scriptural illustrations.

    The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
  • For each or either of these extra-scriptural Articles of Faith the preceding Aphorism supplies a safe criterion.

    Aids to Reflection | Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for scriptural


/ (ˈskrɪptʃərəl) /

  1. (often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture

  2. of or relating to writing

Derived forms of scriptural

  • scripturally, adverb

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