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a. The act of rewriting.
b. Something that has been rewritten.
2. A formal decree or edict.
3. Roman Catholic Church A response from the pope or another ecclesiastical authority to a question regarding discipline or doctrine.
4. A reply from a Roman emperor to a magistrate's query about a point of law.
[Latin rescrīptum, from neuter past participle of rescrībere, to write back : re-, re- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law
2. (Law) (in ancient Rome) an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law
3. any official announcement or edict; a decree
4. something rewritten
5. the act or process of rewriting
[C16: from Latin rēscriptum a reply, from rēscribere to write back]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a written answer, as of a Roman emperor or a pope, to a query or petition in writing.
2. an official announcement; decree.
3. an act or instance of rewriting.
[1520–30; < Latin rescrīptum, n. use of neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back, reply. See re-, script]
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|Noun||1.||rescript - a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality|
|2.||rescript - 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"|
act, enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
consent decree - an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
curfew - an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisi - a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
imperial decree - a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
judicial separation, legal separation - a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
programma - an edict that has been publicly posted
stay - a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted; "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
papal bull, bull - a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
|3.||rescript - the act of rewriting something|
|4.||rescript - something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better"|
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