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  • n. The Bible.
  • n. The sacred writings of the Christian religion.
  • n. The sacred writings of any religion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the sacred Scriptures.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sacred writings of the Christian religions


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  • The Holy Writ of Paladine requires me, as a Knight of Solamnia, to counter evil wherever I find it.

    Father Swarat

  • James I that the Protestant Version of Holy Writ to be published during his reign should not have any marginal notes, that version -- the so-called Authorized Version appeared in 1611 with such notes, usually recording various readings.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Greek and Holy Writ at the famous convent of Kennesrhe, on the left bank of the Euphrates, opposite Europus (Carchemish).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • Besides, the editions of Holy Writ are so numerous that he could hardly suppose that two copies would have the same pagination.


  • Renouncing the study of the profane sciences, he devoted himself to meditation on Holy Writ and the cultivation of the religious life.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Another point of notice in the composition of the Roman Office is that it allows of the inclusion of a certain number of canticles, or songs, drawn from other portions of Holy Writ than the Psalter, but put on the same footing as the psalms.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Moab, who, as related in Holy Writ and in his own inscription (known as "the Moabitic St one"), had thrown off the yoke of Israel, and who did not hesitate, when very hard pressed, to offer his oldest son as

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • In dealing on such a system with any part of Holy Writ we keep within Catholic bounds; we explain the "Verbum scriptum" by the "Verbum incarnatum".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • Some are weakly afraid lest a deeper search into nature should transgress the permitted limits of sober-mindedness, wrongfully wresting and transferring what is said in Holy Writ against those who pry into sacred mysteries, to the hidden things of nature, which are barred by no prohibition.

    The New Organon

  • The term promise in Holy Writ both in its nominal and verbal form embraces not only promises made by man to his fellowman, and by man to God in the form of vows (e.g. Deut., xxiii, 21-3), but also God's promises to man.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss


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