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Rescript

 

(1) In ancient Rome, a written response from an emperor to a question submitted for resolution; the rescript had the force of law.

(2) In a monarchical state, a communication from a monarch to an official, such as a minister. For example, a rescript assigned duties to officials or expressed gratitude for service.

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In this book, the author explores significant transformations in wartime Japan through rhetorical analysis of three rescripts issued by Japanese Emperor Hirohito.
In these terms, which envision the coexistence of hardness and pain with intimacy and pleasure, Ursa begins to rescript a new narrative of the traumatic past of slavery that allows for her eventual reunion with Mutt.
The idea had come unexpectedly from Tsar Nicholas II in August 1898.'The maintenance of general peace and possible reduction of the excessive armaments which weigh upon all nations' were the first words of his circular note, or 'Rescript' as it was dramatically known.
In Alone Together, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sociologist Sherry Turkle argues--as she has in her earlier books The Second Se/fand Life on the Screen--that these new technologies rescript social relations between people (and between people and things).
The era of Tanzimat--meaning 'regulation' in Turkish--ushers in a series of top-down Westernisation reform policies marked by Hatt-i Humayun of Gulhane (Gulhane Rescript) of 1839.
This is a highly interpolated version of CTh 3.12.3, an imperial rescript of the emperors Arcadius and Honorius of 396.
To theorize the different ways that public as well as private memorials rescript social space to alter the terms of its habitation, Reichman juxtaposes the fictional Ramsay house and its objects with a history of the London Cenotaph, which while intended to be a temporary monument instead was preserved and rendered part of the familiar.
For example, I am not convinced that the date of Manichaeism's arrival in Roman Africa should be placed in the 290s, or that Diocletian's famous rescript De Manichaeis et maleficis may be dated before 302 (27).
The result, however, is that many of the papers are highly technical, dealing, for example, with different theories concerning the number of Justin's apologies ("Justin, Philosopher and Martyr" by Paul Parvis), or whether the rescript by emperor Hadrian that Justin appends to the longer of his apologies is authentic and where Justin originally placed it (''The Rescript of Hadrian" by Denis Minns).
"Today I Was Baptized" carries the imprimatur and rescript of the Catholic Church.
By Rescript Archbishop Kelly appointed Mgr Denis O'Haran the Promoter of the Faith (also known as the Devil's Advocate).