scriptural

[ skrip-cher-uh l ]
/ ˈskrɪp tʃər əl /

adjective

(sometimes initial capital letter) of, relating to, or in accordance with sacred writings, especially the Scriptures.
rendered in or related to writing.

Nearby words

  1. script.,
  2. scripted,
  3. scripter,
  4. scripting language,
  5. scriptorium,
  6. scripturally,
  7. scripture,
  8. scriptwriter,
  9. scritch,
  10. scrive board

Origin of scriptural

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

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British Dictionary definitions for scriptural

scriptural

/ (ˈskrɪptʃərəl) /

adjective

(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

scriptural

adj.

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

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