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Origin of textual criticism

First recorded in 1870–75

OTHER WORDS FROM textual criticism

textual critic, noun

Words nearby textual criticism

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British Dictionary definitions for textual criticism

textual criticism

noun

the scholarly study of manuscripts, esp of the Bible, in an effort to establish the original text
literary criticism emphasizing a close analysis of the text

Derived forms of textual criticism

textual critic, noun
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