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scripture

noun scrip·ture \ˈskrip(t)-shər\

Scripture : the books of either the Old Testament or the New Testament or of both : the Bible

scriptures : the sacred writings of a religion

Full Definition of SCRIPTURE

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>

Examples of SCRIPTURE

  1. someone who frequently quotes Scripture

Origin of SCRIPTURE

Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus
First Known Use: 14th century
SCRIPTURE Defined for Kids

scripture

noun scrip·ture \ˈskrip-chər\

Definition of SCRIPTURE for Kids

1
cap :  bible 1
2
:  writings sacred to a religious group

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