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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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An emblem is composed of pictura, inscriptio, and subscriptio.
inscriptio. Nam apud eum Philocleo quidam senex ita loquitur, ut se dicat poppyssantibus (liceat autem sic verbo uti) fulguraturum.
Most letters in the carteggio open with a salutation (inscriptio) whose laudatory or honorific components vary in length, can be extremely brief and perfunctory, and may be creatively framed by the writer to fit a specific situation.