Definition of textual criticism in English:

textual criticism

Syllabification: tex·tu·al crit·i·cism

noun

  • The process of attempting to ascertain the original wording of a text.
    More example sentences
    • While we can be thankful that the current tenets of textual criticism have produced a text which in most instances reflects the autographs, we should strive for more.
    • In the previous review, we gave a link to JPH's study of New Testament textual criticism, where the substantial reliability of the NT texts is demonstrated.
    • Under the heading of inner texture Wachob engages primarily the disciplines of textual criticism and rhetorical criticism.

More definitions of textual criticism

Definition of textual criticism in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea