from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being significative.
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Secondly, Because (as he saith ) we cannot be "certain of the truth of the letter in any particular text, that it was not foisted in, or some way altered in its significativeness; and if it be a negative proposition, that the particle not was not inserted; if affirmative, not left out."
Secondly, He tells us,  "Scripture, formally considered, as to its significativeness, is also uncertain;" First,  "Because of the uncertainty of the letter:" "this is already answered: Secondly,