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adscript

adjective ad·script \ˈadz-ˌkript, ˈad-ˌskript\

Definition of adscript

  1. 1 [influenced in meaning by Medieval Latin adscriptitius, adscripticius] :  bound to a tract of land so that the right to exact service is transferable from one owner to another men adscript to their overlord's lands

  2. 2 :  written after iota adscript :  printed or written immediately to the right of another letter or character and aligning with it in the pronunciation transcription \lu¦t\ u bears an adscript diacritic —distinguished from subscript and superscript

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Origin and Etymology of adscript

Latin adscriptus, ascriptus, past participle of adscribere, ascribere to ascribe, add to — more at ascribe


First Known Use: 1794


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adscript

noun ad·script \ˈadz-ˌkript, ˈad-ˌskript\

Definition of adscript

plural

-s

  1. :  an adscript serf

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1837

First Known Use of adscript

1837


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