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[skrip-cher-uh l]
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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.
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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
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  1. (often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
  2. of or relating to writing
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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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