scribal

adjective
scrib·​al | \ ˈskrī-bəl How to pronounce scribal (audio) \

Definition of scribal

: of, relating to, or due to a scribe

Examples of scribal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This involved faithfully copying the Middle English text from the medieval manuscript, then editing that text for a modern reader, such as adding modern punctuation and correcting scribal errors. Erin Connelly, Smithsonian, "Medieval Medical Books Could Hold the Recipe for New Antibiotics," 19 Apr. 2017 This involved faithfully copying the Middle English text from the medieval manuscript, then editing that text for a modern reader, such as adding modern punctuation and correcting scribal errors. Erin Connelly, Smithsonian, "Medieval Medical Books Could Hold the Recipe for New Antibiotics," 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of scribal

1693, in the meaning defined above

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“Scribal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scribal. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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