Superscription

  • 1 Superscription — Su per*scrip tion, n. [L. superscriptio. See {Superscribe}.] 1. The act of superscribing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 superscription — index caption, heading, inscription, label, rubric (title), title (designation) Burton s Legal Thesauru …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 superscription — [so͞o΄pər skrip′shən] n. [ME superscripcioun < L superscriptio] 1. the act of superscribing 2. something superscribed; esp., an address on a letter, etc. 3. Pharmacy the Latin word recipe (meaning “take”) or its symbol, ℞, on a prescription …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 superscription — noun a) That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like. Its superscription was my name, and the name of the sender, my mother. b) An editorial… …

    Wiktionary

  • 5 superscription — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superscription , superscriptio, from Latin superscribere Date: 14th century 1. something written or engraved on the surface of, outside, or above something else ; inscription; also address 2. the… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 superscription — /sooh peuhr skrip sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of superscribing. 2. something that is superscribed. 3. an address on a letter, parcel, or the like. 4. Pharm. the symbol (like R with a slash), meaning take, at the beginning of a prescription. [1350… …

    Universalium

  • 7 superscription — Une Superscription, Tiltre et escriteau qu on fait sur quelque chose pour cognoistre que c est, Titulus …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 superscription — The beginning of a prescription, consisting of the injunction, recipe, take, usually denoted by the sign ℞. [L. super scribo, pp. scriptus, to write upon or over] * * * su·per·scrip·tion .sü pər skrip shən n the part of a pharmaceutical… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 superscription — Synonyms and related words: address, banner, banner head, billhead, caption, destination, direction, drop head, dropline, epigraph, hanger, head, heading, headline, jump head, legend, letterhead, motto, name and address, overline, postal zone,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 superscription — The title which Pilate [[➝ Pilate, Pontius]] ordered to be attached to the cross of Jesus (Luke 23:38; John 19:19) or fastened round his neck. The word is also used for the words written on a coin (Mark 12:16) …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 11 superscription — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. inscription, epigraph, title; see identification 2 , label …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 superscription — n. act of superscribing; something which is superscribed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 superscription — n. Inscription, direction …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 superscription — su·per·scrip·tion …

    English syllables

  • 15 superscription — su•per•scrip•tion [[t]ˌsu pərˈskrɪp ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of superscribing 2) something superscribed, esp. an address on a letter, parcel, etc 3) pha (in prescriptions) the sign ||rx;, meaning “take.” • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 superscription — /supəˈskrɪpʃən/ (say soohpuh skripshuhn) noun 1. the act of superscribing. 2. that which is superscribed. 3. an address on a letter or the like. 4. Pharmaceutical the Latin word recipe (take), or the symbol ℞ in a prescription …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 superscription — noun 1. an inscription written above something else • Derivationally related forms: ↑superscribe • Hypernyms: ↑inscription, ↑lettering 2. the activity of superscribing • Derivationally related forms: ↑superscribe …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 PSALMS, BOOK OF — This article is arranged according to the following outline: < <title> > place in the canon number of psalms verse division division into books composition of the psalter date of the psalter ascription to david types of psalms psalms… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 19 Bulls and Briefs — • A bulla was originally a circular plate or boss of metal, so called from its resemblance in form to a bubble floating upon water Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bulls and Briefs     Bulls and Briefs …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 20 HOSEA, BOOK OF — HOSEA, BOOK OF, the first of the 12 books that make up the minor prophets . Everything points to this book s having been produced in the kingdom of israel and redacted, after the fall of that state, in Judah; and this makes it a valuable source… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism


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