Scripture

[ skrip-cher ]
/ ˈskrɪp tʃər /

noun

Often Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture, Holy Scriptures. the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
(often lowercase) any writing or book, especially when of a sacred or religious nature.
(sometimes lowercase) a particular passage from the Bible; text.

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Origin of Scripture

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Scripture

anti-Scripture, adjectivepro-Scripture, adjectivesub·scrip·ture, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Scripture (1 of 2)

scripture
/ (ˈskrɪptʃə) /

noun

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

Word Origin for scripture

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

British Dictionary definitions for Scripture (2 of 2)

Scripture
/ (ˈskrɪptʃə) /

noun

Also called: Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, the Scriptures Christianity the Old and New Testaments
any book or body of writings, esp when regarded as sacred by a particular religious group
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