Definition of bibliolater in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɪblɪˈɒlətə/


1A person who is passionately enthusiastic about books: maybe literature doesn’t really have the power that bibliolaters like to claim
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  • Well trained in the best American scholarly library, and a true bibliolater, he was equally well equipped to establish Cornell's Library.
  • What impressed him most was my little collection of law books, especially Folkard's fat ‘Law of Libel,’ which he regarded with the awe and veneration of a bibliolater.
  • He was author and publisher, or journalist and editor, the whole of his working life, and a bibliophile, if not a bibliolater, from his earliest to his latest years.
2A person who interprets the Bible on an extremely literal level: bibliolaters would point to this passage as an amazing example of prophecy
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  • While fundamentalists are surely bibliolaters, mainline Protestants by contrast have usurped Scripture's divinity.
  • Let bibliolaters believe that this expression meant only ‘the sons of God’ if they want to.
  • Like these two bibliolaters at my door, humanity has largely come to understand power as something that cannot be questioned and is the final authority for everyone.


Mid 19th century: from biblio- + -later.

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