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scripture

Scripture is a sacred religious text. It usually refers to the Christian Bible, but it can refer to other religions' texts as well.

The noun scripture is most often used for specifically Christian writing, and it's often capitalized. However, it can refer to any religion's sacred writing: "Hindu scripture is written on the walls of the temple." In the 1300s, scripture sometimes meant simply "writing," though it more often referred to sacred words, especially in the Christian Bible. Its root word is the Latin script, or "writing."

Definitions of scripture
  1. noun
    any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
    synonyms: sacred scripture
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    a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired
    type of:
    religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing
    writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
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