scrip1 / skrip/ • n. 1. a provisional certificate of money subscribed to a bank or company, entitling the holder to a formal certificate and dividends. ∎ such certificates collectively. ∎ (also scrip issue or div·i·dend) Finance an issue of additional shares to shareholders in proportion to the shares already held.2. (also land scrip) a certificate entitling the holder to acquire possession of certain portions of public land.3. hist. paper money in amounts of less than a dollar.scrip2 • n. hist. a small bag or pouch, typically one carried by a pilgrim, shepherd, or beggar.scrip3 • n. another term for script2 .