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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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Though Suzuki presents an interesting discussion of the Kyoto School of Philosophy's positive response to the 1942 rescript on war, it is unclear how persuasive the rescripts were for the ordinary Japanese.
This resulted in a re-emphasis on Confucian ethics in the schools, highlighted by the government issuance in 1890 of the Imperial Rescript on Education.
A second Imperial Rescript which also strongly reflected Confucian values was the Boshin Rescript issued in 1908 to combat what was felt to be increasing laxity in public morals at the time.
In this way this Rescript referred more directly to the moral duty of subjects to perform economically on behalf of the state and the Emperor.
Through these figures, Villena rescripts the role of the patriarch (his father and ultimately the fascist dictator himself), and in so doing attempts to suspend and neutralize his power.
Yet though the roles have been rescripted and the scenarios altered, these narratives remain haunted by the childhood desire to be natural.
Then she sat on the second day, and she summoned the judge Abu l-Husayn al-Ashnani, and things went well for her, the rescripts went out as they should, and a number of petitioners benefited from them.
In the earliest versions, Thumal "sat," and, after she summoned the judge, "things went well for her, and the rescripts went out correctly (kharajat al-tawqiyyat 'ala al-sadad)." (55) There is some ambiguity as to whether Thumal is the passive or the active agent: "the rescripts went out correctly" could be "she sent out the rescripts correctly." Later sources are unambiguous: she plays the active role.
She issued the rescripts [or: the rescripts were issued], upon which was her writing" (Ibn Taghribirdi, al-Nujum al-zahira [Cairo: Dar al-Kutub al-Misriyya, 1932], 3: 193-94).
When writing rescripts he did not rely on the drafts prepared by his staff, unlike his less diligent descendants to come.