Definition of rescript
1 : a written answer of a Roman emperor or of a pope to a legal inquiry or petition
2 : an official or authoritative order, decree, edict, or announcement
3 : an act or instance of rewriting
Examples of rescript
<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
Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for "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).