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hermeneutics (n.)

"art of interpretation, the study of exegesis," 1737, from hermeneutic; also see -ics.

updated on July 06, 2015

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Definitions of hermeneutics from WordNet

hermeneutics (n.)
the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis;
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