[skrip-cher-uh l]


(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 formsscrip·tur·al·ly, adverbscrip·tur·al·ness, nounan·ti·scrip·tur·al, adjectivenon·scrip·tur·al, adjectivepro-Scrip·tur·al, adjectiveun·scrip·tur·al, adjectiveun·scrip·tur·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for scriptural



(often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
of or relating to writing
Derived Formsscripturally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for scriptural

1640s, from Modern Latin scripturalis, from Latin scriptura (see scripture). Related: Scripturally.

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