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.
2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written
answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.
3. A counterpart. Bouvier.