Scripture

Scrip"ture

(?; 135), n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. criture. See Scribe.] 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
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I have put it in scripture and in remembrance.
Chaucer.
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Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the tomb, the which was in Latin.
Ld. Berners.
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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.
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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.
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Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures contain, every other subject of human inquiry is vanity.
Buckminster.
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3. A passage from the Bible; a text.
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The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
Shak.
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Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful Scripture.
Milton.
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