textualism

[teks-choo-uh-liz-uh m]
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noun

strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.

Nearby words

  1. texting,
  2. textlationship,
  3. textspeak,
  4. textual,
  5. textual criticism,
  6. textualist,
  7. textually,
  8. textuary,
  9. textural,
  10. texture

Origin of textualism

First recorded in 1860–65; textual + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for textualism

textualism

noun

doctrinaire adherence to a text, esp of the Bible
textual criticism, esp of the Bible
Derived Formstextualist, noun, adjective

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