|1.||a written certificate, list, etc|
|2.||a small scrap, esp of paper with writing on it|
|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 |
a small bag or wallet usually fastened to the girdle (1 Sam. 17:40); "a shepherd's bag." In the New Testament it is the rendering of Gr. pera, which was a bag carried by travellers and shepherds, generally made of skin (Matt. 10:10; Mark 6:8; Luke 9:3; 10:4). The name "scrip" is meant to denote that the bag was intended to hold scraps, fragments, as if scraped off from larger articles, trifles.