- (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
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Examples from the Web for scripturally
But we are scripturally enjoined to be 'temperate in all things.'The Story of a Dark Plot
A. L. O. C.
Dr. Crane has treated this subject clearly, Methodistically, and Scripturally.Popular Amusements
J. T. Crane
Yes, but you have not been Scripturally baptized—so the Baptists think.
The question stared him in the face as to whether he had been Scripturally baptized.
It remarked, tersely and scripturally, in the English tongue, “I went by and lo he was not.”Mystery at Geneva
- (often capital) of, in accordance with, or based on Scripture
- of or relating to writing
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Word Origin and History for scripturally
1640s, from Modern Latin scripturalis, from Latin scriptura (see scripture). Related: Scripturally.
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