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textus receptus

[ tek-stuhs ri-sep-tuhs ]

noun

  1. a text of a work that is generally accepted as being genuine or original.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of textus receptus1

1855–60; < New Latin: received text

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Example Sentences

The learned Dean has been sneered at for a supposed sentimental and effeminate attachment to the Textus Receptus.

It is to her that we owe the textus receptus of the Essais of the illustrious litterateur.

A third version (long the textus receptus) figured in the Folio of 1623.

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