Origin of scripMiddle English scrippe from Medieval Latin scrippa: see scarf
- a brief writing, as a note, list, receipt, etc.
- a small piece or scrap, esp. of paper
- a certificate of a right to receive something; specif.,
- a certificate representing a fraction of a share of stock
- a temporary paper to be exchanged for money, goods, land, etc.
- a certificate of indebtedness, issued as currency, as by a local government during a financial depression
- paper money in amounts of less than a dollar, formerly issued in the U.S.; fractional currency
Origin of scripcontr. from script
- A form of money issued by a local government or private organization.
- A certificate or receipt used to redeem a credit.
Origin of scripPerhaps alteration of script
- Chiefly South Asian & Australian a. Stock, as issued by companies.b. The stock of a particular company.
- Chiefly British A fractional share of stock issued to existing shareholders.
Origin of scripShort for subscription receipt receipt for a portion of a loan
Origin of scripMiddle English scrippe
An aphetism of Old French escrepe (“purse, alms-bag"), a variant of escharpe, from Old Norse skreppa.
Abbreviation of prescription.