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Main Entry: 1scru·ple
Pronunciation: 'skrü-p&l
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English scrupil, scriple, from Anglo-French scruple, from Latin scrupulus a unit of weight, diminutive of scrupus sharp stone
Date: 14th century
1 -- see WEIGHT table
2 : a minute part or quantity : IOTA