Scrip (?), n. [OE. scrippe, probably of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. & OSw. skreppa, and also LL. scrippum, OF. esquerpe, escrepe, F. 'echarpe scarf. Cf. Scarp, Scarf a piece of dress.]

A small bag; a wallet; a satchel.



And in requital ope his leathern scrip. Milton.


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Scrip, n. [From script.]


A small writing, certificate, or schedule; a piece of paper containing a writing.

Call them generally, man by man, according to the scrip. Shak.

Bills of exchange can not pay our debts abroad, till scrips of paper can be made current coin. Locke.


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.


Paper fractional currency.



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