holy writ

holy writ
noun Usage: often capitalized H&W Date: before 12th century 1. bible 1 2. a writing or utterance having unquestionable authority <
its financial precepts were not necessarily Holy Writ — Herbert Stein

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Holy writ — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Writ — n [U] 1.) writing or instructions that people treat as if it were completely true in every detail ▪ Lenin s word was by no means accepted as holy writ. 2.) old fashioned the Bible …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Holy Writ — ► NOUN ▪ sacred writings collectively, especially the Bible …   English terms dictionary

  • Holy Writ — n. the Bible …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Writ — Holy Scriptures, Bible; something having unquestionable authority …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Holy Writ — the Scriptures. [bef. 1000; ME holi writ, OE halige writu (pl.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • Holy Writ — Ho′ly Writ′ n. rel Scripture 1) • Etymology: bef. 1000 …   From formal English to slang

  • holy writ — Bible, Scriptures, Sacred Scriptures, Holy Scriptures, Old and New Testaments …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Holy Writ — noun the sacred writings of the Christian religions he went to carry the Word to the heathen • Syn: ↑Bible, ↑Christian Bible, ↑Book, ↑Good Book, ↑Holy Scripture, ↑Scripture, ↑Word of God, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Writ — noun a) The Bible. b) The sacred writings of the Christian religion …   Wiktionary

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