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 for Scripture
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scripture \Scrip"ture\ (?; 135), n. [L. scriptura, fr. scribere,
     scriptum, to write: cf. OF. escripture, escriture, F.
     ['e]criture. See Scribe.]
     1. Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
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              I have put it in scripture and in remembrance.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the
              tomb, the which was in Latin.         --Ld. Berners.
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     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.
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              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.
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              Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures
              contain, every other subject of human inquiry is
              vanity.                               --Buckminster.
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     3. A passage from the Bible; a text.
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              The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
                                                    --Shak.
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              Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful
              Scripture.                            --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Scripture
      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,
           Scripture, Word of God, Word]
      2: any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
         [syn: scripture, sacred scripture]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "Scripture":
     Bhagavad-Gita, Bible, Book of Mormon, Douay Bible, Holy Scripture,
     Holy Writ, King James Version, Koran, Revised Standard Version,
     Revised Version, Septuagint, Testament, Vulgate, canon,
     sacred writings, the Book, the Good Book, the Scriptures,
     the Word
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Scripture
     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.)
     

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