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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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For those used to working with inscriptional and archaeological remains from the premodern period, the presence of textual evidence found in the second millennium may seem like a surfeit of riches.
Ullman argues that the interest in inscriptional majuscules had appeared already in the writing of the "inventor" of humanist script, Poggio Bracciolini, between 1403 and 1408.
The second half of this discussion will focus on Browning's representation of Aurora's inscriptional labor.
Hellenes bought, built, made, and sold stuff that provides material, inscriptional, and iconographic evidence supplementary to textualizations of their periploi (circumnavigations) recording peripheral (to the Greeks!) peoples.
(Ziolkowski 2002; Appendix VI, Inscriptional Evidence.
"The Nuns at the Stupa: Inscriptional Evidence for the Lives and Activities of Early Buddhist Nuns in India." In Women's Buddhism, Buddhism's Women, edited by Ellison Banks Findly, 17-36.
Ploss interprets the pervasiveness of this inscriptional practice in both the middle ages and antiquity, not as a result of an oral perspective on writing, but as evidence for an unbroken epigraphic tradition extending from early Greece through the medieval period (despite admitting the existence of a large chronological gap between the inscriptional evidence of both periods).
There is a great deal of archaeological and inscriptional evidence for extensive building in the first century AD in the Cypriot urban centers of Paphos, Salamis, Kourion, Amathus, and Soloi.
The study is quite interdisciplinary, drawing on literary, inscriptional, and archaeological sources; and it will interest a wide, interdisciplinary audience of scholars.
Harland uses contemporary social-scientific models of identity theory, ethnic studies, and migration studies, and applies these models primarily to understudied inscriptional evidence, in order to explore the social and ideological contexts in which early Christian groups first came into being.