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eisegesis

noun eis·ege·sis \ˌī-sə-ˈjē-səs, ˈī-sə-ˌ\
plural eis·ege·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EISEGESIS

:  the interpretation of a text (as of the Bible) by reading into it one's own ideas — compare exegesis

Origin of EISEGESIS

Greek eis into (akin to Greek en in) + English exegesis — more at in
First Known Use: 1892

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