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Definition of "superscription" [su•per•scrip•tion]

  • Something written above or outside something else. (noun)
  • The act of superscribing. (noun)
  • The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞. (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 "superscription" in a sentence
  • "The title superscription of this psalm is: "When his land was restored to him.""
  • "It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, “PLEASE READ THIS, HERE.”"
  • ""Page 273, volume 105," said I, interrupting him; for I suddenly recalled the superscription on the warranty deed."
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