Scripture Definition

skrĭpchər
scriptures
noun
scriptures
Anything written.
Webster's New World
Any sacred writing or books.
Webster's New World
A Bible passage.
Webster's New World
The writings collected as the Bible.
American Heritage
Any writing regarded as authoritative and inviolable.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Scripture

Noun

Singular:
scripture
Plural:
scriptures

Origin of Scripture

  • Middle English from Late Latin scrīptūra from Latin act of writing from scrīptus past participle of scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin scrÄ«ptÅ«ra (“a writing, scripture"), from scrÄ«ptum, the supine of scrÄ«bō (“I write").

    From Wiktionary

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