Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rescript

play
noun re·script \ˈrē-ˌskript\

Definition of rescript

  1. 1 :  a written answer of a Roman emperor or of a pope to a legal inquiry or petition

  2. 2 :  an official or authoritative order, decree, edict, or announcement

  3. 3 :  an act or instance of rewriting



Examples of rescript

  1. <even though there was never an official rescript ordering mass genocide, that was indeed the intent and effect of the government's policy>



Origin of rescript

Middle English rescripte, from Latin rescriptum, from neuter of rescriptus, past participle of rescribere to write in reply, from re- + scribere to write — more at scribe


First Known Use: 15th century


Learn More about rescript


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rescript? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 6, 2016

an official order, decree, or edict

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ