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Rescript  n.  
(Rom.Antiq.) The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some difficult question; hence, an edict or decree. "In their rescripts and other ordinances, the Roman emperors spoke in the plural number."
(R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
A counterpart.

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"Rescript" Quotes from Famous Books

... 1898, at the time of the Tzar's Rescript to the Powers suggesting a Peace Conference with a view to the lightening of ...
— Bees in Amber - A Little Book Of Thoughtful Verse • John Oxenham

... walk into my Congress? says the Emperor unto Labour; 'Tis the nicest little Congress; I'm inviting many a neighbour. The way into my Congress by this Rescript I prepare, And we shall have some curious things to show you—when you're there. Then won't you, won't you, little ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 February 15, 1890 • Various

... and his writings it is impossible that there should be any distraction of interest, so intimately are the two interwoven: in this case more so than in that of any known author. Particularly is this true of his more impassioned writings, which are a faithful rescript of his all-impassioned life. Hierophant we have called him,—the prince of hierophants,—having reference to the matter of his revelations; but in his manner, in his style of composition, he is something more than this: here he stands the monarch amongst rhapsodists. In ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI. - A Magazine Of Literature, Art, And Politics • Various

... I should have put you as three years older; by your face, two years. You must have been fortunate, indeed, to have gained the protection both of Lord Godolphin and the Earl of Galway. No less than this would have sufficed to gain for you this rescript of Her Majesty. ...
— In the Irish Brigade - A Tale of War in Flanders and Spain • G. A. Henty

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