: a written answer to an inquiry addressed by a private citizen upon some matter of law or policy to an emperor, sovereign, or pope

Word History


Late Latin subnotation-, subnotatio act of signing underneath, from Latin subnotatus (past participle of subnotare to mark underneath, from sub- + notare to mark, sign, note) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Subnotation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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