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

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

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“Holy writ.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holy%20writ. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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