noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) capitalized the books of the Bible — often used in plural (2) often capitalized a passage from the Bible b. a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative 2. something written <
the primitive man's awe for any scripture — George Santayana

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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