Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A textualist; one who adheres strictly to the text.
  • n. An expounder or critic of texts; a textual expositor or critic.

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