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textualist

[teks-choo-uh-list]
noun
  1. a person who adheres closely to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
  2. a person who is well versed in the text of the Scriptures.
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Origin of textualist

First recorded in 1620–30; textual + -ist
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  • Tex′tuary, a textualist; Tex′tus, the authoritative text, esp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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