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Meaning of SCRIP

Pronunciation:  skrip

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency

SCRIP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 See Also: certificate, security



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scrip\, n. [OE. scrippe, probably of Scand. origin; cf.
    Icel. & OSw. skreppa, and also LL. scrippum, OF. esquerpe,
    escrepe, F. ['e]charpe scarf. Cf. {Scarp}, {Scarf} a piece of
    A small bag; a wallet; a satchel. [Archaic] --Chaucer.
          And in requital ope his leathern scrip.  --Milton.
  2. \Scrip\, n. [From script.]
    1. A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of
       paper containing a writing.
             Call them generally, man by man, according to the
             scrip.                                --Shak.
             Bills of exchange can not pay our debts abroad, till
             scrips of paper can be made current coin. --Locke.
    2. A preliminary certificate of a subscription to the capital
       of a bank, railroad, or other company, or for a share of
       other joint property, or a loan, stating the amount of the
       subscription and the date of the payment of the
       installments; as, insurance scrip, consol scrip, etc. When
       all the installments are paid, the scrip is exchanged for
       a bond share certificate.
    3. Paper fractional currency. [Colloq.U.S.]
Easton Bible Dictionary

a small bag or wallet usually fastened to the girdle (1 Sam. 17:40); "a shepherd's bag."

In the New Testament it is the rendering of Gr. pera, which was a bag carried by travellers and shepherds, generally made of skin (Matt. 10:10; Mark 6:8; Luke 9:3; 10:4). The name "scrip" is meant to denote that the bag was intended to hold scraps, fragments, as if scraped off from larger articles, trifles.