scrip

noun (1)
\ ˈskrip How to pronounce scrip (audio) \

Definition of scrip

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic
: a small bag or wallet

scrip

noun (2)

Definition of scrip (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a short writing (such as a certificate, schedule, or list)
2 : a small piece
3a : any of various documents used as evidence that the holder or bearer is entitled to receive something (such as a fractional share of stock or an allotment of land)
b : paper currency or a token issued for temporary use in an emergency

scrip

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Definition of scrip (Entry 3 of 3)

First Known Use of scrip

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

1917, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scrip

Noun (1)

Middle English scrippe, from Medieval Latin scrippum pilgrim's knapsack

Noun (2)

alteration of script

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scrip

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