Adscript Ad"script, a. [L. adscriptus, p. p. of adscribere to enroll. See {Ascribe}.] Held to service as attached to the soil; -- said of feudal serfs. [1913 Webster]

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  • Adscript — (from Lat. ad, on or to, and scribere, to write) means something written after, as opposed to subscript which means written under. A laborer was called an adscript of the soil (adscriptus glebae) when he could be sold or transferred with it, as… …   Wikipedia

  • Adscript — Ad script, n. One held to service as attached to the glebe or estate; a feudal serf. Bancroft. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adscript — [ad′skript΄] adj. [L adscriptus, pp. of adscribere < ad , to + scribere, to write] written after …   English World dictionary

  • adscript — /ad skript/, adj. 1. written after (distinguished from subscript). n. 2. an adscript character. Cf. inferior (def. 11), superior (def. 12). [1715 25; < L a(d)scriptus (ptp. of ascribere to ASCRIBE), equiv. to ad AD + script …   Universalium

  • adscript — adjective 1. written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it • Ant: ↑superscript, ↑subscript • Topics: ↑printing, ↑printing process 2. (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable… …   Useful english dictionary

  • adscript — noun a) Something written or printed immediately after another character and aligned with it. b) A feudal serf or labourer who is attached to an estate and sold or transferred with it …   Wiktionary

  • adscript — ad·script …   English syllables

  • adscript — /ˈædskrɪpt/ (say adskript) adjective written after. Compare subscript, superscript. {Latin adscriptus, past participle} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Iota adscript — (Greek Polytonic|προσγεγραμμένη) in Greek polytonic orthography a term for the iota when written separately from the long vowel preceding it in diphthongs, as opposed to combining it as a small vertical stroke beneath the vowel, known as the iota …   Wikipedia

  • iota adscript — noun : the unpronounced iota of a Greek improper diphthong when written on the line after the long vowel used in standard printing practice only when the long vowel is a capital …   Useful english dictionary

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