Holy Writ

Origin of Holy Writ

before 1000; Middle English holi writ, Old English hālige writu (plural)
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Related Words for holy writ

bible, testament, Septuagint, Vulgate

British Dictionary definitions for holy writ

Holy Writ

  1. another term for Scripture
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holy writ in Culture

Holy Writ

Another name for the Bible (see also Bible).


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