rescript


re·script

noun \ˈrē-ˌskript\

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

  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

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