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Meaning of RESCRIPT

Pronunciation:  'ree`skript

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better"
  2. [n]  the act of rewriting something
  3. [n]  a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
  4. [n]  a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality

RESCRIPT is a 8 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: decree, edict, fiat, order, revisal, revise, revision, rewrite
 See Also: act, answer, ban, bull, consent decree, curfew, decree nisi, enactment, imperial decree, interdiction, judicial separation, legal separation, papal bull, piece of writing, programma, prohibition, proscription, reply, response, revising, rewriting, stay, writing, written material



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.