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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 1 Samuel 17:40. Matthew 10:10.

SCRIP, noun [Latin 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