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RESCRIPTS, civ. law. The answers of the prince at the request of the parties respecting some matter in dispute between them, or to magistrates in relation to some doubtful matter submitted to him.
     2. The rescript was differently denominated, according to the character of those who sought it. They were called annotations or subnotations, when the answer was given at the request of private citizens; letters or epistles, when he answered the consultation of magistrates; pragmatic sanctions, when he answered a corporation, the citizens of a province, or a municipality. Lecons El. du Dr. Rom. Sec. 53; Code, 1, 14, 3.

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A rescript of 393 stated that Judaism was "not a sect prohibited by the laws" (CT 16.
According to the epilogue, its authority as a valid source for settling disputes lay in the fact that it was derived from novella lex, or the written law issued by emperors contained in imperial decrees, subscriptions (official decisions of an emperor in response to a particular case), and rescripts (official replies to petitions or queries from private individuals)--as well as from vetus ius, a body of law found in juristic writing which incorporated legal rules and principles established by the agencies of legislation other than the emperor (i.
Edgar rescripts it as his armed challenge that not only proves Edmund's guilt but also kills him.
Alongside the 'official' written culture of the Church and its sacred texts he presents examples of writing that has been underestimated as evidence for attitudes to writing and its diffusion: graffiti, inscriptions, receipts, rescripts, labels on icons, frescos, and icons constitute a large part of the remains of this graphic environment.
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He tells us that he found the Bull of Alexander III 'in the Torre do Tombo of this kingdom in the gaveta of rescripts and apostolic briefs' and that 'in the said Tombo I found no brief of Eugene III to King Afonso'.
However, working with the analogy between the hysteric's much ado about nothing and a book about nothing but style, raises a new question: What is the origin of Emma's suffering--the insufficiency of her life, or the texts she reads and then rescripts on her body to compensate for this inadequacy?