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Webster 1913 Edition


Scrip

Scrip

,
Noun.
[OE.
scrippe
, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. & OSw.
skreppa
, and also LL.
scrippum
, OF.
esquerpe
,
escrepe
, F.
écharpe
scarf. Cf.
Scrap
,
Scarf
a piece of dress.]
A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.
[Archaic]
Chaucer.
And in requital ope his leathern
scrip
.
Milton.

Scrip

,
Noun.
[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
.
Shakespeare
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.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Scrip

SCRIP

,
Noun.
[This belongs to the root of gripe, our vulgar grab, that is, to seize or press.]
A small bag; a wallet; a satchel. David put five smooth stones in a scrip. 1Sam. 17. Matt. 10.

SCRIP

,
Noun.
[L. scriptum, scriptio, from scribo, to write.]
A small writing, certificate or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing.
Bills of exchange cannot pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current coin.
A certificate of stock subscribed to a bank or other company, or of a share of other joint property, is called in America a scrip.

Definition 2022


scrip

scrip

English

Noun

scrip (plural scrips)

  1. A small medieval bag used to carry food, money, utensils etc.
    • 1919, Ronald Firbank, Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 9
      Depositing his scrip in the outhouse the cowherd glanced around.
    • 1964 Anthony Burgess, Nothing Like the Sun
      A night promising fair, scented, the moon in her third quarter, nightingales in the wood, WS, in worn cloak against the morning’s chill, empty scrip and purse, taking the road. —
  2. Small change.
    • 1899, Edward Everett Hale, The Brick Moon and Other Stories, (Short Story Index Reprint Series), Project Gutenberg, [1999], Etext #1633
      In reading it in 1899, I am afraid that the readers of a hard, money generation may not know that "scrip" was in the sixties the name for small change.

Etymology 2

Probably from a conflation of script and scrap.

Noun

scrip (plural scrips)

  1. A scrap of paper.
  2. A document certifying possession of land, or in lieu of money.
  3. A voucher or token coin used in payrolls under the truck system; chit.
  4. Any substitute for legal tender that is produced by a natural person or private legal person and is often a form of credit.

Etymology 3

Abbreviation of subscription receipt.

Noun

scrip (plural scrips)

  1. A share certificate.

Etymology 4

Abbreviation of prescription.

Noun

scrip (plural scrips)

  1. (informal, Britain, US) A medical prescription.

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