Definition of scripture noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈskrɪptʃə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈskrɪptʃər//
    Religious texts
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  1. 1Scripture [uncountable] (also the Scriptures [plural]) the Bible
  2. 2scriptures [plural] the holy books of a particular religion Hindu scriptures See related entries: Religious texts
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Latin scriptura ‘writings’, from script- ‘written’, from the verb scribere.Extra examples He teaches the holy scriptures as he travels around. She read from the scriptures. You won’t find this moral precept in the scriptures. the sacred scripture of the Buddhists
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