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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 scrip·ture /ˈskrɪp(t)ʃɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scrip·ture n.
 1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
    I have put it in scripture and in remembrance.   --Chaucer.
    Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the tomb, the which was in Latin.   --Ld. Berners.
 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.
    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.
    Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures contain, every other subject of human inquiry is vanity.   --Buckminster.
 3. A passage from the Bible; a text.
    The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.   --Shak.
    Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful Scripture.   --Milton.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to
           carry the Word to the heathen" [syn: Bible, Christian
           Bible, Book, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy
           Writ, Word of God, Word]
      2: any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
         [syn: sacred scripture]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    invariably in the New Testament denotes that definite collection
    of sacred books, regarded as given by inspiration of God, which
    we usually call the Old Testament (2 Tim. 3:15, 16; John 20:9;
    Gal. 3:22; 2 Pet. 1:20). It was God's purpose thus to perpetuate
    his revealed will. From time to time he raised up men to commit
    to writing in an infallible record the revelation he gave. The
    "Scripture," or collection of sacred writings, was thus enlarged
    from time to time as God saw necessary. We have now a completed
    "Scripture," consisting of the Old and New Testaments. The Old
    Testament canon in the time of our Lord was precisely the same
    as that which we now possess under that name. He placed the seal
    of his own authority on this collection of writings, as all
    equally given by inspiration (Matt. 5:17; 7:12; 22:40; Luke
    16:29, 31). (See BIBLE; CANON.)