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Compare French textuaire.


textuary (plural textuaries)

  1. One who is well versed in Scripture; a textman.
    • Bishop George Bull
      I cannot omit to take notice here of that common axiom, "A good textuary is a good divine;" and to observe, that it is most true, if rightly understood: if by a textuary, we mean him who hath not only a concordance of Scriptures in his memory, but also a commentary on them in his understanding []
  2. One who adheres strictly or rigidly to a text.


textuary (not comparable)

  1. Contained in a text; textual.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Thomas Browne to this entry?)
  2. Serving as a text; authoritative.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Glanvill to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for textuary in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)