superscribe

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verb su·per·scribe \ˈsü-pər-ˌskrīb, ˌsü-pər-ˈ\

Definition of superscribe

superscribed

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superscribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write (something, such as a name or address) on the outside or cover of :  address

  3. 2 :  to write or engrave on the top or outside

Origin and Etymology of superscribe

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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