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superscribe

[soo-per-skrahyb, soo-per-skrahyb]
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verb (used with object), su·per·scribed, su·per·scrib·ing.
  1. to write (words, letters, one's name, address, etc.) above or on something.
  2. to inscribe or mark with writing at the top or on the outside or surface of; put an inscription above or on: to superscribe the cover of a text with corrections.
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Origin of superscribe

1590–1600; < Latin superscrībere, equivalent to super- super- + scrībere to write; see scribe1
Related formsun·su·per·scribed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • He could barely see to sign his name and superscribe the envelope.

    Cudjo's Cave

    J. T. Trowbridge

  • She endeavoured in vain to superscribe it: so desired me to do it.


British Dictionary definitions for superscribe

superscribe

verb
  1. (tr) to write (an inscription, name, etc) above, on top of, or outside
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin superscrībere, from super- + scrībere to write
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