Re"script (r?"skr?pt), n. [L. rescriptum: cf. F. rescrit, formerly also spelt rescript. See Rescribe,v. t.]

1. Rom.Antiq.

The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some difficult question; hence, an edict or decree.

In their rescripts and other ordinances, the Roman emperors spoke in the plural number. Hare.

2. R.C.Ch.

The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.

3.

A counterpart.

Bouvier.

 

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