American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to writing; written.
- adj. Of, relating to, based on, or contained in the Scriptures.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to writing; written.
- Pertaining to, contained in, or in accordance with the Scriptures: as, a scriptural phrase; scriptural doctrine.
- = Syn.2. Biblical, Scriptural. Biblical relates to the Bible as a book to be known or studied: as, a Biblical scholar; Biblical exegesis or criticism. Scriptural relates to the Bible as a book containing doctrine: as, the idea is not scriptural; it also means simply contained in the text of the Bible: as, a scriptural phrase. We speak of a Bible character, a Bible hero.
- adj. Of or pertaining to scripture.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical.
- adj. of or pertaining to or contained in or in accordance with the Bible
- adj. written or relating to writing
- scripture + -al (Wiktionary)
“But this much, notwithstanding, he would be perfectly qualified to say: -- However great your skill as linguists, your reading of what you term the scriptural geography or scriptural astronomy must of necessity be a false reading, seeing that it commits”
“Such of his sermons as are still extant are prosy, long-winded, dogmatic absurdities, overloaded with periphrastic illustrations in scriptural language.”
“The mysterie of rhetorique unvail'd, wherein above 130 the tropes and figures are severally derived from the Greek into English, together with lively definitions and variety of Latin English scriptural examples, pertinent to each of them apart.”
“Leaders within the Catholic Church were outraged by his assertions, referring to the scriptural claims of the earth's position within the universe.”
“Even as a heretical product of the Jesuits, I recall the scriptural caution to "Judge not, lest ye be judged.”
“Its interpretable level is what they indicate that helps us achieve the same ourselves, namely their scriptural pronouncements and realizations.”
“Seward failed to anticipate his ambition, he recalled the scriptural injunction, "Ask, and it shall be given you.”
“Of this it would be hard to find a better working model than what may be called scriptural English.”
“President Lord was well known as the scriptural defender of the institution of slavery.”
“I have brought you on thus far, in a simple and direct line of thought, to what may be called a scriptural and correct view of the change.”
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