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Chinese colporter selling scriptures in Peking (1902)

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

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scripture (countable and uncountable, plural scriptures)

  1. A sacred writing or holy book.
    The primary scripture in Zoroastrianism is the Avesta.
    • 2001, Leander Keck, Who is Jesus? →ISBN, page 143:
      It would be quite unwise to deem the whole historical enterprise as wrong-headed and to think that one can revert to the gospels' way of reading scripture, []
  2. (by extension) An authoritative statement.

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scrīptūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of scrīptūrus