lower criticism

noun

Definition of lower criticism

: criticism concerned with the recovery of original texts especially of Scripture through collation of extant manuscripts — compare higher criticism

First Known Use of lower criticism

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lower criticism was in 1885

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“Lower criticism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lower%20criticism. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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