A person reading scripture.
For Christians, the Bible and the words of Christ are an example of scripture.
- Obs. anything written
- a Bible passage
- any sacred writing or books
- any writing regarded as authoritative and inviolable
- the sacred writings of the Jews, identical with the Old Testament of the Christians
- the Christian Bible; Old and New Testaments
Origin of scriptureMiddle English ; from Classical Latin scriptura, a writing, in LL(Ec), a Scripture, passage of Scripture ; from scriptus: see script
- a. A sacred writing or book.b. A passage from such a writing or book.
- often Scripture or Scriptures The writings collected as the Bible.
- A statement regarded as authoritative.
Origin of scriptureMiddle English, from Late Latin scr&imacron;pt&umacron;ra, from Latin, act of writing, from scr&imacron;ptus, past participle of scr&imacron;bere, to write; see skr&imacron;bh- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin scrÄ«ptÅ«ra (“a writing, scripture"), from scrÄ«ptum, the supine of scrÄ«bÅ (“I write").