(Scrip*to"ri*um) n.; pl. Scriptoria [LL. See Scriptory.] In an abbey or monastery, the
room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.
Writing rooms, or scriptoria, where the chief works of Latin literature . . . were copied and illuminated.J. R. Green.
(Scrip"to*ry) a. [L. scriptorius, fr. scribere, scriptum to write.] Of or pertaining to writing; expressed
in writing; used in writing; as, scriptory wills; a scriptory reed. [R.] Swift.
(Scrip"tur*al) a. Contained in the Scriptures; according to the Scriptures, or sacred oracles; biblical; as,
a scriptural doctrine.
(Scrip"tur*al*ism) n. The quality or state of being scriptural; literal adherence to the Scriptures.
(Scrip"tur*al*ist), n. One who adheres literally to the Scriptures.
(Scrip"tur*al*ly), adv. In a scriptural manner.
(Scrip"tur*al*ness), n. Quality of being scriptural.
(Scrip"ture) n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere, scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F. écriture.
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
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.
(Scrip*tu"ri*an) n. A Scripturist. [Obs.]
(Scrip"tur*ist) n. One who is strongly attached to, or versed in, the Scriptures, or who endeavors
to regulate his life by them.
The Puritan was a Scripturist, a Scripturist with all his heart, if as yet with imperfect intelligence . . .
he cherished the scheme of looking to the Word of God as his sole and universal directory.Palfrey.
(Scrit) n. [See Script.] Writing; document; scroll. [Obs.] "Of every scrit and bond." Chaucer.
(Scritch) n. A screech. [R.]
Perhaps it is the owlet's scritch.Coleridge.