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noun autograph, caption, dedication, engraving, entry, index, inscriptio, legend, mark, record, superscription, titulus, written matter
Associated concepts: inscribed securities, registration of a deed
See also: caption, dedication, designation, entry, marginalia, notation, phrase, record, title

INSCRIPTION, civil law. An engagement which a person, who makes a solemn accusation of a crime against another, enters into, that he will suffer the same punishment, if he has accused, the other falsely, which would have been inflicted upon him had he been guilty. Code, 9, 1, 10; Id. 9, 2, 16 and 17.

INSCRIPTION, evidence. Something written or engraved.
     2. Inscriptions upon tombstones and other proper places, as rings, and the like, are held to be evidence of pedigree. Bull. N. P. 233 Cowp. 591; 10 East, R. 120 13 Ves. 145 Vin. Ab. Ev. T. b. 87: 3 Stark. Ev. 116.

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Foucault is right, then, to highlight the dissipation of this form of direct sovereign power as a type of governmentality, as the contemporary logic of power is one less of being ruled by an authority figure and more 'self-disciplining' oneself to an interlocking array of socially inscriptive discourses and practices.
It also highlights how women's bodies became a site of intervention and an inscriptive surface "on which laws, morality, values, [and] power [were] inscribed" (Grosz 1995, 33).
Embedded within the very infrastructural operations of the technology are a series of normative presuppositions and inscriptive categories [.
His fields of interest in research include the use of film theory in architecture, anthropological approaches to design, sensory experience of the environment, and inscriptive practices such as drawing, cartography, and notation.
Piper is most interested in works at the moment their bibliographic history dovetails with content that foregrounds media, communication, and inscriptive exchange--as in the "little pocket book" of Jeanie Deans in The Heart of Midlothian or the etched tombstones attended to by Old Mortality.
He explores the body's tricky status as an inscriptive site in so many of his works and was drawn to Blandy and Hamilton (the main focus of this study).
Such inscriptive concerns are echoed in the atmospheric photomontage Poetry and the Looking Glass of the Closet (A.
He plainly announces his brutal, inscriptive project:
The most significant pieces on display at the Saudi pavilion is the Mikab Temah (Temah Cube), an inscriptive cube indicating pre-Islamic times dating back to 18th century before Christ, in addition to potteries representing the Abbasid period and the stone tools and arrows dating back to Paleolithic age.
The names of species, fast disappearing, are written onto and around the vessel in a mesmeric inscriptive pattern that is head turning.
Focusing especially on the representational strategy of moving readers and/or audiences toward a sense of intimate access and knowledge through logical, rational, ethical, and emotional appeals, this book considers the historiographic and dramatic reimagining of the Elizabethan past and present through inscriptive depictions of the (largely invented) feelings, motives, and goals of historical and fictive figures" (6).
Bodies I: understanding bodies of music and musical bodies as inscriptive surfaces