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  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.

  1. (sometimes lowercase) a particular passage from the Bible; text.

Origin of Scripture

1250–1300; Middle English <Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure

Other words from Scripture

  • anti-Scripture, adjective
  • pro-Scripture, adjective
  • sub·scrip·ture, noun

Words Nearby Scripture Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Scripture in a sentence

  • To fix on any one stage in such an evolution, detach it, affirm it, is to wrest a true Scripture to its destruction.

    Solomon and Solomonic Literature | Moncure Daniel Conway
  • The observance, under various phases, is described in Scripture as an undisputed and indisputable reality.

  • Circumstances might occur, in which there would be no warrant from Scripture or providence for making a given vow.

  • The fact that vowing and swearing to God are a part of his service is manifest, as we have seen from sundry passages of Scripture.

  • And again another Scripture saith, "They shall look on him whom they pierced."

    His Last Week | William E. Barton

British Dictionary definitions for scripture (1 of 2)


/ (ˈskrɪptʃə) /

  1. a sacred, solemn, or authoritative book or piece of writing

Origin of scripture

C13: from Latin scriptūra written material, from scrībere to write

British Dictionary definitions for Scripture (2 of 2)


/ (ˈskrɪptʃə) /

  1. Also called: Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, the Scriptures Christianity 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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