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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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The boundary line between the part that had been cleaned and the part that had not was traceable wherever the inscription left a blank space of marble--sharply traceable as a line that had been produced by artificial means.
I would have turned away from it, had not an inscription on the picture drawn me nearer.
73-FZ "On Objects of Cultural Heritage (Monuments of History and Culture) of the Peoples of the Russian Federation", the obligation to install information inscriptions and designations on cultural heritage sites is vested in the owners of the facilities and can not be delegated to any other users of such objects.
Hisham Ellithy, general manager of the Egyptian Artefacts Documenting Centre, stated that this project targets restoring the rare inscriptions due to their historical importance, especially those that are located in hard-to-reach places in deserts, which are hard to be monitored regularly.
Slovakia does not have that many inscriptions in the world cultural heritage.
Peasants and Prayers: The Inscriptions of Norse Greenland
Petrovich's Hebrew identification for the ancient inscriptions is starved for evidence, said biblical scholar and Semitic language specialist Christopher Rollston of George Washington University in Washington, D.
Plus de 90% des nouveaux bacheliers ont finalise leurs inscriptions un jour avant le delai imparti a cette operation, soit du 4 au 9 aout courant, a-t-on appris hier aupres du ministere de l'Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche scientifique.
Salalah, Apr 3 (ONA) Personal exhibition of Ali bin Ahmed al-Shahri, researcher in archaeology and ancient writings and inscriptions, titled "Ancient Inscriptions and Writings in Dhofar," was opened at the Omani Society for Fine Arts of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science in the Governorate of Dhofar today under the patronage of Sheikh Khalid bin Omar al-Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.
Ancient archaeological inscriptions were also discovered and those concerned believe that they might be related to the inscriptions found in Wadi A'Sahtan.
Members of the Parliament have offered to take a fee for making inscriptions on the mountain slopes on May 18 at a meeting of the parliamentary committee on agrarian policy, water resources, environment and regional development.