holy writ

noun, often capitalized H&W

Definition of holy writ

2 : a writing or utterance having unquestionable authority its financial precepts were not necessarily Holy Writ— Herbert Stein

First Known Use of holy writ

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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