Bib`li*ol"a*try (?), n. [Gr. book + service, worship, to serve.]

Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divine to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures.

Coleridge. F. W. Newman.


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