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rescript

[ree-skript] /ˈriˌskrɪpt/
noun
1.
a written answer, as of a Roman emperor or a pope, to a query or petition in writing.
2.
any edict, decree, or official announcement.
3.
the act of rewriting.
4.
something rewritten.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin rescrīptum an imperial rescript (noun use of neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back, reply). See re-, script
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Examples for rescript
  • The district court wrote a thoughtful rescript denying the motion.
  • The district court, in a thoughtful and comprehensive rescript, rejected these plaints.
  • It subsequently filed a written rescript in which it ruled, as a matter of law, that the transfer must be rescinded.
British Dictionary definitions for rescript

rescript

/ˈriːˌskrɪpt/
noun
1.
(in ancient Rome) an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law
2.
any official announcement or edict; a decree
3.
something rewritten
4.
the act or process of rewriting
Word Origin
C16: from Latin rēscriptum a reply, from rēscribere to write back
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