Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or contained in a text; textual.
  • noun A specialist in the study of the Scriptures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the text; textual.
  • Having the authority or importance of a text; that ranks as a text, or takes chief place; regarded as authoritative, or as an authority.
  • noun A textualist; one who adheres strictly to the text.
  • noun An expounder or critic of texts; a textual expositor or critic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Contained in the text; textual.
  • adjective Serving as a text; authoritative.
  • noun One who is well versed in the Scriptures; a textman.
  • noun One who adheres strictly or rigidly to the text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who is well versed in Scripture; a textman.
  • noun One who adheres strictly or rigidly to a text.

Etymologies

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Compare French textuaire.

Examples

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  • I read in a serious bestiary

    A clownfish can cause its sex to vary.

    I know it may sound

    Like I'm clowning around

    But trust me, I'm strictly a textuary.

    October 28, 2016