Definition of hermeneutic
1 hermeneutics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the study of the methodological principles of interpretation (as of the Bible)
2 : a method or principle of interpretation <a philosophical hermeneutic>
Origin and Etymology of hermeneutic
First Known Use: 1737
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