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Holy Writ

noun
1.
the Scriptures.
Origin of Holy Writ
1000
before 1000; Middle English holi writ, Old English hālige writu (plural)
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Holy Writ

noun
1.
another term for Scripture
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Another name for the Bible.

Note: Figuratively, “holy writ” is any text or document that is presumed to speak with unquestioned authority.
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