Main definitions of rescript in English

: rescript1rescript2

rescript1

Pronunciation /ˈrēˌskript/ /ˈriˌskrɪpt/

noun

  • 1An official edict or announcement.

    • ‘the tsar published a rescript which brought the government's reformist intentions into the public domain’
    announcement, statement, communication, pronouncement, proclamation, memorandum, bulletin, communiqué, dispatch, report, edict, manifesto
    1. 1.1historical A Roman emperor's written reply to an appeal for guidance, especially on a legal point.
    2. 1.2The Pope's decision on a question of Roman Catholic doctrine or papal law.

Origin

Late Middle English (denoting a papal decision): from Latin rescriptum, neuter past participle of rescribere ‘write back’, from re- ‘back’ + scribere ‘write’.

Main definitions of rescript in English

: rescript1rescript2

rescript2

Pronunciation /ˈrēˌskript/ /ˈriˌskrɪpt/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Revise or rewrite.

    ‘I wish we could rescript the last two days’
    • ‘the much-awaited film is being rescripted’
    • ‘Then they get to rescript events in a way that sees them in control, and to visualize the new version before bedtime.’
    • ‘Only decades later would singer Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday concert in 1939 and Martin Luther King Jr.'s final speech at the March on Washington in 1963 begin to "rescript the meaning of the Lincoln Memorial as an icon for civil rights."’
    • ‘"Sure, we can rescript a game if there's six figures at stake, but you always need to retain credibility," Barrett says.’
    • ‘It can literally rescript the pre-conscious mind, stripping away negative expectations and self doubt, and replacing these destructive patterns with positive input, thereby bringing about positive changes to people's lives in an effortless and natural way from the inside out.’
    • ‘Post-riot Los Angeles is rescripted in Rush Hour as a multicultural utopia and a capitalist's dream.’
    • ‘In Eliot's appropriation of the legend, however, the narrative of masculine attainment is rescripted as an initiation ritual.’
    • ‘Thus one consequence of subversion, of women rescripting their roles, is added complexity.’
    • ‘When collectively performed, cultural fixes may contribute to a 'rescripting' of social life and hence to social transformation.’
    • ‘There were some extraordinary scenarios and rescripting and some very ordinary scenarios and rescripting.’
    • ‘The history of To Kill a King is one of unpaid wages and bills, corner-cutting, reshooting and rescripting on the hoof, computer-generated miracles, bafflingly complicated funding deals and bankruptcy, not once but twice.’
    • ‘Ed's been a great collaborator, too - he let me rescript one or two things quite freely.’
    • ‘But if Friel set out as well to rescript the role of Cathleen Ni Houlihan in the way I am maintaining, the title role necessitated being written for a woman, in particular a woman who is also the daughter of an Irishman, the wife of an Irishman, and the patient of a male Irish doctor.’
    • ‘Finally, there's the much-awaited 'Maha', directed by Ravi Radha, co-starring Kiran, which is being rescripted.’
    • ‘Reworked and rescripted under George Barrington's famous name, the Narrative cleverly used some of his turns of phrase carefully noted from various trials speeches.’
    • ‘Reworked, rescripted and recast during the shoot, the film became legendary long before its release.’
    revise, recast, rework, reword, rephrase, redraft, rescript