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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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 for rescript

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