a. A sacred writing or book.
b. A passage from such a writing or book.
2. often Scripture or Scriptures The writings collected as the Bible.
3. A statement regarded as authoritative.
[Middle English, from Late Latin scrīptūra, from Latin, act of writing, from scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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