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rescript

[ree-skript] /ˈriˌskrɪpt/
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
1520-1530
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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Historical Examples
  • The rescript of my appointment which was drawn up later, is dated August 2nd, 1799.

  • 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.

    In the Irish Brigade G. A. Henty
  • The date of the rescript is the third consulship of Antoninus Pius.

    Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • This rescript of Hadrian has clearly been added to the Apology by some editor.

    Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
  • And accordingly ye, too, may use the terms of my rescript, so that none may interfere with you.

    St. Dionysius of Alexandria Bishop of Alexandria, Saint Dionysius
  • Mr. O'Connell, alarmed at the import of a command so fatal, pronounced the rescript "uncanonical."

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • But the prelates were far from unanimous in their construction of the rescript which they promised unanimously to obey.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • Dr. Crolly had previously explained what he considered true obedience to the rescript.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
British Dictionary definitions for rescript

rescript

/ˈriːˌskrɪpt/
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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