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RESCRIPTION, French law. A rescription is a letter by which the maker requests some one to pay a certain sum of money, or to account for him to a third person for it. Poth. Du Contr. de Change, n. 225.
     2. According to this definition, bills of exchange are a species of rescription. The difference appears to be this, that a bill of exchange is given when there has been a contract of exchange between the drawer and the payee; whereas the rescription is sometimes given in payment of debt, and at other times it is lent to the payee. Id.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There is, in other words, a process of historical rescription at work by which elements in an earlier discourse resurface and take on altered meaning as they are aligned with new elements, for the purpose of legitimizing new power structures.
He cites Peters' statement of the Bedouin rescription that "a horse bought with blood money will be used to ride when `bringing vengeance'" (12).
While he protests the vile and abject manner of his "revivification," he goes on in great detail about his return from the dead for the purposes of "rescription and personal rectification" and explains that he has returned to life to prevent his and his forefathers' history from "degenerating into absolute fable" (458).
Currently the sale of rescription glasses and contact lenses is illegal over the Internet but the company hopes to add this facility in the future.
This in fact marked the beginning of his rescription of the past as well as his own gradual process of self-identification as a dandy.