[ ree-skript ]
/ ˈriˌskrɪpt /


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

1520–30; <Latin rescrīptum an imperial rescript (noun use of neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back, reply). See re-, script Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rescript

/ (ˈriːˌskrɪpt) /


(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

Word Origin for rescript

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