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- verb To provide
specificreferences from an authoritativebook, as the Bible or a book of statutesor rules, to support a statement.
- verb idiomatic To
speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.
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From the practice of, especially, Christian Protestants of using quotations from the Bible to support positions taken in sermons or discussions, citing the specific chapter and verse of the books of the Bible.
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