or symbolic books
plural noun Ecclesiastical.
the books of a religion containing the creeds, beliefs, etc.
Origin of symbolical books
First recorded in 1735–45
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Christianity the books containing the creeds, beliefs, or doctrine of religious groups that have emerged since the Reformation
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