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scrip 1

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

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

n. Archaic
A wallet, small satchel, or bag.

[Middle English scrippe.]


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]


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


(skrɪp) or


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



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]


- 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"


[skrɪp] N (Fin) → vale m, abonaré m
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Under the first one, it could launch a scrip dividend scheme, while with the second a preference shares-for-debt swap is possible.
The aim of the programme is to offset dilution created by the issuance of shares for the firm's Scrip Dividend Programme.
As part of this strategy, the Bank retained the entire profit for 2008, declaring a scrip dividend of 25 per cent.