Su`per*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. superscriptio. See Superscribe.]
The act of superscribing.
That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like.
The superscription of his accusation was written over, The King of the Jews.
Mark xv. 26.
That part of a prescription which contains the Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign .
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