Definitions

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  • adj. Seen with one's own eyes; belonging to, or connected with, personal observation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Seen with one's own eyes; belonging to, or connected with, personal observation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Seen with one's own eyes; relating to or based on autopsy or personal observation: as, autoptic evidence. Also written autopsic.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek αὐτός (autos, "self") + ὀπτός (optos, "visible") +‎ -ic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Though Paul had a special and independent revelation of Christ (Ga 1: 16, 17, 19), yet he classes himself with those Jews whom he addresses, "unto us"; for like them in many particulars (for example, the agony in Gethsemane, Heb 5: 7), he was dependent for autoptic information on the twelve apostles.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • He baptized some first converts; and would have baptized more, but that his and the apostles 'peculiar work was to preach the Gospel, to found by their autoptic testimony particular churches, and then to superintend the churches in general. sent me -- literally, "as an apostle." not to baptize -- even in Christ's name, much less in my own. not with wisdom of words -- or speech; philosophical reasoning set off with oratorical language and secular learning, which the Corinthians set so undue a value upon (1Co 1: 5; 2: 1, 4) in Apollos, and the want of which in Paul they were dissatisfied with (2Co 10: 10). cross of Christ -- the sum and substance of the Gospel (1Co 1: 23; 2: 2),

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

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  • adj., eyewitness, based on personal observation (Usually used in legal contexts, as in autoptic testimony)

    July 7, 2008