- a written answer, as of a Roman emperor or a pope, to a query or petition in writing.
- any edict, decree, or official announcement.
- the act of rewriting.
- something rewritten.
Origin of rescript
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Examples from the Web for rescript
The Rescript of my appointment which was drawn up later, is dated August 2nd, 1799.Louis Spohr's Autobiography
A rescript arrived from Vienna placing a veto upon the resolution.History of Modern Europe 1972-1878
C. A. Fyffe
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
- (in ancient Rome) an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law
- any official announcement or edict; a decree
- something rewritten
- the act or process of rewriting
C16: from Latin rēscriptum a reply, from rēscribere to write back
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