scrip


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scrip 1

 (skrĭp)
n.
1. A form of money issued by a local government or private organization.
2. A certificate or receipt used to redeem a credit.

[Perhaps alteration of script.]

scrip 2

 (skrĭp)
n.
1. Chiefly South Asian & Australian
a. Stock, as issued by companies.
b. The stock of a particular company.
2. Chiefly British A fractional share of stock issued to existing shareholders.

[Short for subscription receipt, receipt for a portion of a loan.]

scrip 3

 (skrĭp)
n. Archaic
A wallet, small satchel, or bag.

[Middle English scrippe.]

scrip

(skrɪp)
n
1. a written certificate, list, etc
2. a small scrap, esp of paper with writing on it
3. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. a certificate representing a claim to part of a share of stock
b. the shares allocated in a bonus issue
[C18: in some senses, probably from script; otherwise, short for subscription receipt]

scrip

(skrɪp)
n
archaic a small bag or wallet, as carried by pilgrims
[C14: from Old French escreppe, variant of escarpe scarf1]

scrip

(skrɪp) or

script

n
(Medicine) informal a medical prescription
[C20: short for prescription]

scrip

(skrɪp)

n.
1. paper currency issued for temporary use in emergency situations, as by an occupying power.
2. a certificate representing a fraction of a share of stock.
3. a receipt, list, or other brief piece of writing.
4. a scrap of paper.
5. paper currency in denominations of less than one dollar, formerly issued in the U.S.
[1610–20; perhaps alter. of script]

scrip

- Can be a scrap of paper with writing on it.
See also related terms for scrap.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scrip - a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency
certificate, security - a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends; "he held several valuable securities"
Translations

scrip

[skrɪp] N (Fin) → vale m, abonaré m
References in classic literature ?
A broad leather strap hanging from his shoulder supported a scrip or satchel such as travellers were wont to carry.
All these were duly packed away deep in the traveller's scrip, and above them old pippin-faced brother Athanasius had placed a parcel of simnel bread and rammel cheese, with a small flask of the famous blue-sealed Abbey wine.
To make the jacket sit yet more close to the body, it was gathered at the middle by a broad leathern belt, secured by a brass buckle; to one side of which was attached a sort of scrip, and to the other a ram's horn, accoutred with a mouthpiece, for the purpose of blowing.
I got it out and slipped it into my scrip, and just then here came a couple of knights.
They opened it, and found 900,000 francs in bank scrip.
Jonas Oldacre then informed me that there were a number of documents--building leases, title-deeds, mortgages, scrip, and so forth--which it was necessary that I should see and understand.
Every paper security which she had brought with her--five percent bonds, internal loan scrip, and what not--she had changed into cash.
He wore, hanging with a long strap round his neck, a kind of scrip or wallet, in which to carry food.
More recently he had expended a legacy of a thousand or two of dollars in purchasing Mexican scrip, and thereby became the proprietor of a province; which, however, so far as Peter could find out, was situated where he might have had an empire for the same money,--in the clouds.
There was a sort of stock or scrip, called Conscience, which seemed to be in great demand, and would purchase almost anything.
Nearly a hundred thousand pounds' worth of American railway bonds, with a large amount of scrip in mines and other companies, was discovered in the bag.
It being announced, by emissaries posted for the purpose, that Mr and Mrs Milvey were coming down the court, orphan scrip would be instantly concealed, and production refused, save on a condition usually stated by the brokers as 'a gallon of beer'.