re·​in·​scribe | \ ˌrē-ən-ˈskrīb How to pronounce reinscribe (audio) \
reinscribed; reinscribing; reinscribes

Definition of reinscribe

transitive verb

: to reestablish or rename in a new and especially stronger form or context how do contemporary writers reimagine or reinscribe the culturally laden figure of the aging woman?— Ruth O. Saxton

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Its female empowerment aside, Black Panther does reinscribe patriarchy and respectability in disappointing ways. Steven Thrasher, Esquire, "There Is Much to Celebrate–and Much to Question–About Marvel's Black Panther," 20 Feb. 2018 But this film seems to reinscribe the hyperreal nature of the real flesh using not much more than knives, which is more terrifying. Lewis Wallace, WIRED, "Body Language: An Interview With David Cronenberg," 29 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of reinscribe

1878, in the meaning defined above

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transitive verb
re·​in·​scribe | \ ˌrē-in-ˈskrīb How to pronounce reinscribe (audio) \

Legal Definition of reinscribe

in the civil law of Louisiana : to inscribe (as a mortgage) again especially after expiration of the period of inscription (as ten years)

Note: A recorded mortgage or document creating a privilege is reinscribed by filing a notice of reinscription with the recorder.

Other Words from reinscribe

reinscription \ -​ˈskrip-​shən \ noun

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to boil down or concentrate

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