textus receptus

noun tex·tus re·cep·tus \ˌtek-stəs-ri-ˈsep-təs\

Definition of textus receptus

  1. :  the generally accepted text of a literary work (such as the Greek New Testament)

Origin and Etymology of textus receptus

New Latin, literally, received text

First Known Use: 1851

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