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Scripture

[skrip-cher] /ˈskrɪp tʃər/
noun
1.
Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Scriptures. the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
2.
(often lowercase) any writing or book, especially when of a sacred or religious nature.
3.
(sometimes lowercase) a particular passage from the Bible; text.
Origin of Scripture
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure
Related forms
anti-Scripture, adjective
pro-Scripture, adjective
subscripture, noun
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scripture

/ˈskrɪptʃə/
noun
1.
a sacred, solemn, or authoritative book or piece of writing
Word Origin
C13: from Latin scriptūra written material, from scrībere to write

Scripture

/ˈskrɪptʃə/
noun
1.
(Christianity) Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, the Scriptures. the Old and New Testaments
2.
any book or body of writings, esp when regarded as sacred by a particular religious group
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Word Origin and History for Scripture

scripture

n.

early 14c., "the sacred writings of the Bible;" mid-14c., "a writing, an act of writing, written characters," from Late Latin scriptura "the writings contained in the Bible, a passage from the Bible," in classical Latin "a writing, character, inscription," from scriptus, past participle of scribere "write" (see script (n.)).

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