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rescript

[ree-skript]
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noun
  1. a written answer, as of a Roman emperor or a pope, to a query or petition in writing.
  2. any edict, decree, or official announcement.
  3. the act of rewriting.
  4. something rewritten.

Origin of rescript

1520–30; < Latin rescrīptum an imperial rescript (noun use of neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back, reply). See re-, script
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Examples from the Web for rescript

Historical Examples

  • The Rescript of my appointment which was drawn up later, is dated August 2nd, 1799.

    Louis Spohr's Autobiography

    Louis Spohr

  • A rescript arrived from Vienna placing a veto upon the resolution.

  • But the contract contains a rescript for the diamonds; you must ask for them.

    The Marriage Contract

    Honore de Balzac

  • No less than this would have sufficed to gain for you this rescript of Her Majesty.

  • The date of the rescript is the third consulship of Antoninus Pius.

    Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

    Marcus Aurelius Antoninus


British Dictionary definitions for rescript

rescript

noun
  1. (in ancient Rome) an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law
  2. any official announcement or edict; a decree
  3. something rewritten
  4. the act or process of rewriting

Word Origin

C16: from Latin rēscriptum a reply, from rēscribere to write back
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