Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Rescript (Page: 1224)

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. Hare.

2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.

3. A counterpart. Bouvier.