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exegetical

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adjective ex·e·get·i·cal \ˌek-sə-ˈje-ti-kəl\

Definition of exegetical

  1. :  of or relating to exegesis :  explanatory <an exegetical text>



Examples of exegetical

  1. <a new edition of Shakespeare with an abundance of exegetical commentary for the modern reader>



Variants of exegetical

also ex·e·get·ic play \-tik\

Origin of exegetical

Greek exēgētikos, from exēgeisthai


First Known Use: circa 1623


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