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Definition of "rescript" [re•script]

  • The act of rewriting. (noun)
  • Something that has been rewritten. (noun)
  • A formal decree or edict. (noun)
  • Roman Catholic Church A response from the pope or another ecclesiastical superior to a question regarding discipline or doctrine. (noun)
  • A reply from a Roman emperor to a magistrate's query about a point of law. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "rescript" in a sentence
  • "This, however, might easily be explained by assuming that Ezra himself had had a hand in drafting the rescript, which is not impossible."
  • "Here is a pretty little nest of specimens, found in The Times newspaper by Messrs.H. W. and F.G. Fowler, authors of that capital little book The King’s English: —One of the most important reforms mentioned in the rescript is the unification of the organisation of judicial institutions and the guarantee for all the tribunals of the independence necessary for securing to all classes of the community equality before the law."
  • "One of the most important reforms mentioned in the rescript is the unification of the organization of the judicial institutions and the guarantee for all the tribunals of the independence necessary for securing to all classes of the community equality before the law."