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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun rescript:

edictfiatdecreerevisionorder

Definition of the noun rescript

What does rescript mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: rescripts

  1. a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic words: answer / reply / response = a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation
  2. a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of rescript: decree / edict / fiat / order
    • more generic words: act / enactment = a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    • more specific terms:
      • consent decree = an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court
      • curfew = an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
      • decree nisi = a decree issued on a first petition for divorce
      • imperial decree = a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
      • judicial separation / legal separation = a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
      • programma = an edict that has been publicly posted
      • proscription / prohibition / ban = a decree that prohibits something
      • stay = a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
      • papal bull / bull = a formal proclamation issued by the pope
  3. the act of rewriting something
  4. something that has been written again

Alternative definition of the noun rescript

noun

  1. The answer of an emperor (originally the Roman Emperor) when formally consulted by a magistrate or other persons on some difficult point of law.
  2. The official written answer of the Pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
  3. A duplicate copy of a legal document.
  4. A rewriting, a document copied or written again.

Explanation

Rescript: In legal terminology, a rescript is a document that is issued not on the initiative of the author, but in response to a specific demand made by its addressee. It does not apply to more general legislation.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rescript

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of American Usage and Style (2000)

by Bryan A. Garner

"One of the most important reforms mentioned in the rescript is the unification of the organization of judicial institutions and the ...

Google preview101 Questions and Answers on the Eucharist (2006)

by Giles Dimock

A rescript is an exception to the law that becomes a law itself, and so the Church in America has this liturgical custom. At times this custom has been questioned by liturgists wanting to conform to the more ancient custom of standing during the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

A Rescript is an answer delivered by an emperor or a pope, when consulted by particular persons on some difficult question or point of law, to serve as a decision thereof. * RESCUE, n.s. [repousse, refcofe, old Fr. res- tujsus, low Lat.] ...

Google previewThe Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art (1861)

by John Douglas Cook, Philip Harwood, Walter Herries Pollock, Frank Harris, Harold Hodge

The Rescript is the disavowal of every attempt which has been made to retain Hungary in willing subjection. MANCHESTER THEORIES AND AMERICAN FACTS. IT is remarkable that the leaders of the Manchester party have never thought it ...

Google previewSaturday Review (1861)

Politics, Literature, Science and Art

The Rescript is the disavowal of every attempt which has been made to retain Hungary in willing subjection. MANCHESTER THEORIES AND AMERICAN FACTs. T is remarkable that the leaders of the Manchester party : have never thought it ...

Google previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

“One of the most important reforms mentioned in the rescript is the unification of the organization of judicial institutions and the ...

Google previewThe Spectator (1891)

The Emperor's Rescript is a burst of violence, not an administrative act, and the fact that it is directed to a good end is no justification for its substitution of personal will for law. If there is anything which experience has proved, it is that in the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Japan to 1945 (2013)

by Kenneth Henshall

IMPERIAL RESCRIPT ON EDUCATION (KYŌIKU CHOKUGO,教育勅語). In a tour around central Honshū in 1878, Emperor Meiji came to the conclusion that Westernization had gone ...

Google previewBiographical Dictionary (1827)

The rescript of the Emperor was, that those who confessed themselves to be Christians should be put to death, but that those who denied that they were should be set at liberty. These persecutions of the Christians ...

Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1844)

The rescript of the Emperor was, that those who confessed themselves to be Christians should be put to death, but that those who denied that they were should be set at liberty. These persecutions of the Christians ...

Google previewThe Catholic Encyclopedia (1918)

An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church by John Joseph Wynne

Rescripts (C. E., XII-783; V-691d), add: Concealment of the truth in a petition for a rescript does not necessarily render it invalid, nor does a falsehood, provided the sole reason or at least one of those alleged is true (can. 42; see Mory PRO- ...

Google previewA New and General Biographical Dictionary (1795)

Containing an ... Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish

'363 excommunicated, the pope applied to Honorius, requesting him to cause all heretics to be driven out of Rome; accordingly the emperor gave a rescript at Ravenna, in April 418, directed to the pretorian prefeót of Italy, ...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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