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[n] something that has been written again; "the rewrite was much better"
[n] the act of rewriting something
[n] a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
[n] a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality

Misc. Definitions

\Re"script\ (r?"skr?pt), n. [L. rescriptum: cf. F. rescrit, formerly also spelt rescript. See {Rescribe},v. t.]
1. (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. --Hare.
2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
3. A counterpart. --Bouvier.

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