Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Re"script (r?"skr?pt), n. [L. rescriptum: cf. F. rescrit, formerly also spelt rescript. See Rescribe,v. t.]
1. (Rom.Antiq.) The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some difficult question; hence, an edict or decree.
In their rescripts and other ordinances, the Roman emperors spoke in the plural number.
2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
3. A counterpart.