Scripture is the sacred writings of a religion.(noun)
For Christians, the Bible and the words of Christ are an example of scripture.
See scripture in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L scriptura, a writing, in LL(Ec), a Scripture, passage of Scripture < scriptus: see script
See scripture in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Late Latin scrīptūra
Origin: , from Latin, act of writing
Origin: , from scrīptus
Origin: , past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
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