Definition of scriptural in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskrip(t)SHərəl/


Of, from, or relating to the Bible: scriptural quotations from Genesis
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  • Rather, our purpose is to provide a scriptural evidence for these doctrines.
  • During the Spiritual exercises, people meditate on a scriptural passage every day at the same time, for at least 30 minutes.
  • Premodern interpreters, from both Qumran and the Syriac exegetical tradition, understood the scriptural text to be open to a revelatory discourse.



Example sentences
  • This article is not intended to scripturally refute the false doctrine of never ending punishment.
  • If you have never been married or are scripturally loosed from a previous spouse you may marry.
  • In addition, there are scripturally sound reasons for investing, and there are unscriptural reasons for investing.


Mid 17th century: from late Latin scripturalis, from Latin scriptura 'writings' (see scripture).

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Syllabification: scrip·tur·al

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