textual critic

noun

Definition of textual critic

: a practitioner of textual criticism

Examples of textual critic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some biblical scholars have concluded from this that Bach acted like an astute textual critic, poring over Calov’s volumes and painstakingly comparing them, line by line, with other Lutheran Bibles. Michael Marissen, New York Times, "Bach Was Far More Religious Than You Might Think," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of textual critic

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Textual critic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textual%20critic. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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