literal sense

   This term (from the Latin litera, meaning "letter") refers to a form of biblical interpretation that emphasizes the obvious meaning of words according to the literary genre of the text.

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  • literal sense — index connotation, content (meaning) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • literal sense — way in which something was meant to be understood, literal meaning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • literal sense of Scripture —  Буквальное толкование писания …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Literal and figurative language — Literal and Figurative Languages have been divided into two separate classes by more traditional systems for analyzing language. In short, literal language refers to facts without any exaggerations or alterations of the subject at hand while… …   Wikipedia

  • Literal — Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal meaning of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Literal contract — Literal Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Literal equation — Literal Lit er*al (l[i^]t [ e]r*al), a. [F. lit[ e]ral, litt[ e]ral, L. litteralis, literalis, fr. littera, litera, a letter. See {Letter}.] 1. According to the letter or verbal expression; real; not figurative or metaphorical; as, the literal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • literal - literary - literate — ◊ literal The literal meaning of a word is its most basic meaning. She was older than I was, and not only in the literal sense. Tristan s first words were Tykki Dyw, Cornish for butterfly. Its literal meaning is beautiful little thing of God . ◊… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sense — I n. judgment 1) to display, show sense 2) common, good, horse (colloq.) sense 3) a grain of sense 4) the sense to + inf. (they don t have the sense to admit defeat) 5) (misc.) to bring smb. to her/his senses; to come to one s senses; to take… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • literal — [[t]lɪ̱tərəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The literal sense of a word or phrase is its most basic sense. In many cases, the people there are fighting, in a literal sense, for their homes. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n A literal translation is one in which you… …   English dictionary


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