- an order or decree issued by a Roman emperor or by the pope in answer to some presented difficulty or point of law
- any official decree or order
- the act of rewriting
- something rewritten; copy
Origin of rescriptClassical Latin rescriptum from rescriptus, past participle of rescribere from re-, back + scribere, to write: see scribe
- a. The act of rewriting.b. Something that has been rewritten.
- A formal decree or edict.
- Roman Catholic Church A response from the pope or another ecclesiastical authority to a question regarding discipline or doctrine.
- A reply from a Roman emperor to a magistrate's query about a point of law.
Origin of rescriptLatin rescrīptum from neuter past participle of rescrībere to write back re- re- scrībere to write ; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
- The answer of an emperor (originally the Roman Emper) when formally consulted by a magistrate or other persons on some difficult point of law.
- The official written answer of the Pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
- A duplicate copy of a legal document.
- A rewriting, a document copied or written again.
(third-person singular simple present rescripts, present participle rescripting, simple past and past participle rescripted)
- To script again or anew.
- We're rescripting some popular British TV shows for an American audience.
rescript - Legal Definition
Written order by a judge explaining to a court clerk how to dispose of a case; the written direction of an appellate court to a lower one to enter a decree in accordance with the direction.