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scrip,

temporary substitute for money, securities, or other valuable claims. Business enterprises and municipalities have at times, especially when short of cash, paid employees in scrip, and communities have facilitated trade by using it. Various devices have made it acceptable, e.g., a store that would receive it in exchange for goods. The term scrip has also been applied to money of fractional denominations, and to gift certificates and the like that can be used to pay for purchases from stores, restaurants, and other businesses.

scrip

, script
Informal a medical prescription
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WestJet (TSX:WJA) today announced a sweet Valentine's Day offer for guests, which will see them receive an additional 10% bonus when they buy a $100 WestJet gift certificate, bringing the total amount to $110.
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