textualism

[ teks-choo-uh-liz-uhm ]
/ ˈtɛks tʃu əˌlɪz əm /

noun

strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.

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Origin of textualism

First recorded in 1860–65; textual + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for textualism

textualism
/ (ˈtɛkstjʊəˌlɪzəm) /

noun

doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
textual criticism, esp of the Bible

Derived forms of textualism

textualist, noun, adjective
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