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rescript

in ancient Rome, an ordinance taking the form of a reply by the emperor to a question on a point of law.

RESCRIPT, conv. A counterpart.
     2. In the canon law, by rescripts are understood apostolical letters, which emanate from the pope, under whatever form they may be. The answers of the pope in writing are so called. Diet. Dr. Can. h.v. Vide Chirograph; Counterpart; Part.

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As Ulpian noted in his commentary on Hadrian's rescript, the penalty of death applied only in those areas where the crime was most prolific.
26) "Imperial Rescript on Education" in Lu, 343-344; Hardacre, 121-124; Carol Gluck, Japan's Modern Myths: Ideology in the Late Meiji Period (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985), 102-127.
In Massachusetts, for example, "[n]o execution shall issue upon a judgment until the exhaustion of all possible appellate review thereof, and the receipt by the clerk of the trial court of the appropriate rescript or order.
A portmanteau of "machine" and "cinema," machinima are films created from within video games in which players "take control of the characters" (261) in order to rescript the action taking place within the game.
The news, flashed to the four corners of a tense andexpectant world, stated that Emperor Hirohito had accepted the PotsdamDeclaration, had issued an Imperial Rescript, and was ready to order his forces to cease resistance at once and lay down their arms.
In 1882 an Imperial Rescript to Soldiers and Sailors embodied the famous precept that "duty is more weighty than a mountain; death is no heavier than a feather.
A rescript of 393 stated that Judaism was "not a sect prohibited by the laws" (CT 16.
The government responded with a ministerial rescript drafted by then Minister of the Interior Al Azabi Pacha, that added ten restrictions to church construction.
I ask the dreamer to rescript the dream using active imagination, and go over the dream one more time with this change being the ending.
The indult has the added status of a motu proprio, a papal rescript which has the force of Canon Law (CWTN, The Times, Oct.
As this brief overview of contemporary legal findings on school desegregation suggests, the child as a civic category of identity often took on complex ideological representations in order to provide individuals with rich opportunities to rescript, as well as uphold, the ground rules of civic governance.
Two Japanese Imperial Army generals foiled an attempted coup instigated by a dozen officers to block the broadcasting of Emperor Hirohito's surrender rescript at the end of World War II.