from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A theory of legal interpretation emphasizing the importance of the everyday meanings of the words used in statutes.
  • noun Strict adherence to a text, especially of the Scriptures.
  • noun Textual criticism, especially of the Scriptures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Strict adherence to the text.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun strict adherence to some text, especially to the Bible
  • noun textual criticism, especially that of the Bible


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textual +‎ -ism


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