a written answer, as of a Roman emperor or a pope, to a query or petition in writing.
any edict, decree, or official announcement.
the act of rewriting.
something rewritten.

1520–30; < Latin rescrīptum an imperial rescript (noun use of neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back, reply). See re-, script Unabridged
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rescript (ˈriːˌskrɪpt)
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
[C16: from Latin rēscriptum a reply, from rēscribere to write back]

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Example sentences
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It subsequently filed a written rescript in which it ruled, as a matter of law, that the transfer must be rescinded.
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