adscript

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

Definition of adscript

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 : 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

adscript

noun
ad·​script | \ ˈadz-ˌkript, ˈad-ˌskript \
plural -s

Definition of adscript (Entry 2 of 2)

: an adscript serf

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First Known Use of adscript

Adjective

1794, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adscript

Adjective

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

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“Adscript.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adscript. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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