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rescript (plural rescripts)

  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.
    • 1985: Ronald H. Spector, Eagle Against the Sun
      "'In order that the people may know of my decision, I request you to prepare at once an imperial rescript that I may broadcast to the nation.'"
  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.



rescript (third-person singular simple present rescripts, present participle rescripting, simple past and past participle rescripted)

  1. (transitive) To script again or anew.
    We're rescripting some popular British TV shows for an American audience.