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- n. An interpretation, especially of Scripture, that reflects the personal ideas or viewpoint of the interpreter; reading something into a text that isn't there. Compare exegesis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A subjective method of interpretation by introducing one's own opinions into the original: opposed to exegesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
From Ancient Greek εἰς (eis, "into") and English exegesis. The English eisegesis is historically unrelated to the Ancient Greek εἰσήγησις ("proposing, advising"). (Wiktionary)