1 a Roman emperor's written reply to an appeal for guidance, esp. on a legal point.
2 RC Ch. the Pope's decision on a question of doctrine or papal law.
3 an official edict or announcement.
4 a the act or an instance of rewriting. b the thing rewritten.
Etymology: L rescriptum, neut. past part. of rescribere rescript- (as RE-, scribere write)

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  • Rescript — A rescript is a document that is issued not on the initiative of the author, but in response (it literally means written back ) to a specific demand made by its addressee. It does not apply to more general legislation etcetera.OverviewIt may take …   Wikipedia

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