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Definition of "scriptural" [scrip•tur•al]

  • Of or relating to writing; written. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, based on, or contained in the Scriptures. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scriptural" in a sentence
  • "But this much, notwithstanding, he would be perfectly qualified to say: -- However great your skill as linguists, your reading of what you term the scriptural geography or scriptural astronomy must of necessity be a false reading, seeing that it commits"
  • "Such of his sermons as are still extant are prosy, long-winded, dogmatic absurdities, overloaded with periphrastic illustrations in scriptural language."
  • "The mysterie of rhetorique unvail'd, wherein above 130 the tropes and figures are severally derived from the Greek into English, together with lively definitions and variety of Latin English scriptural examples, pertinent to each of them apart."