superscribe

verb
su·per·scribe | \ˈsü-pər-ˌskrīb, ˌsü-pər-ˈ\
superscribed; superscribing

Definition of superscribe 

transitive verb

1 : to write (something, such as a name or address) on the outside or cover of : address

2 : to write or engrave on the top or outside

First Known Use of superscribe

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for superscribe

Middle English, from Latin superscribere, from super- + scribere to write — more at scribe

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