Scripture Scrip"ture (?; 135), n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. ['e]criture. See {Scribe}.] 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription. [1913 Webster]

I have put it in scripture and in remembrance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the tomb, the which was in Latin. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

2. The books of the Old and the New Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; -- used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural. [1913 Webster]

There is not any action a man ought to do, or to forbear, but the Scripture will give him a clear precept or prohibition for it. --South. [1913 Webster]

Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures contain, every other subject of human inquiry is vanity. --Buckminster. [1913 Webster]

3. A passage from the Bible; a text. [1913 Webster]

The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful Scripture. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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