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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sacred writing or book.
  • noun A passage from such a writing or book.
  • noun The writings collected as the Bible.
  • noun A statement regarded as authoritative.

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  • noun A sacred writing or book.
  • noun by extension An authoritative statement.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Late Latin scrīptūra, from Latin, act of writing, from scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin scrīptūra ("a writing, scripture"), from scrīptum, the supine of scrībō ("I write").

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