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  • n. The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Jesus Christ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The character and opinions of a Jewish scribe in the time of Christ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The functions, teachings, and literature of the ancient Hebrew scribes.

Etymologies

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scribe +‎ -ism

Examples

  • In an age which settled back upon the Scriptures as the only basis of authority in religious faith and practice, they boldly challenged that course as a dangerous return to a lower form of religion than that to which Christ had called men and as only legalism and scribism in a new dress.

    Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries

  • Although in the age of scribism the voice of the prophets was regarded as silent, and the only authority recognized was that of the past, the popular Messianic hopes of the people continued to find expression anonymously in the form of apocalypses.

    The Origin and Permanent Value of the Old Testament

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