Etymology
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scrip (n.)

"certificate of a right to receive something" (especially a stock share), 1762, probably shortened from (sub)scrip(tion) receipt. Originally "receipt for a portion of a loan subscribed," meaning "certificate issued as currency" first recorded 1790.

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Definitions of scrip

scrip (n.)
a certificate whose value is recognized by the payer and payee; scrip is not currency but may be convertible into currency;
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