Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus
Date: 14th century
(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.