adscript

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj adscript (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner "an adscript serf"
    • adj adscript written or printed immediately following another character and aligned with it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Adscript Held to service as attached to the soil; -- said of feudal serfs.
    • n Adscript One held to service as attached to the glebe or estate; a feudal serf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • adscript Written after, as distinguished from subscript, or written under: as, in Greek grammar, an iota (ι) adscript.
    • adscript Attached to the soil, as a slave or feudal serf. See adscriptus glebæ.
    • n adscript A serf attached to an estate and transferable with it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Adscript ad′skript written after: attached to the soil, of feudal serfs—in this sense also used as a noun.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. adscriptus, p. p. of adscribere, to enroll. See Ascribe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. adscriptusad, to, scribĕre, to write.

Usage

In literature:

This couplet sufficiently explains the ground of his adscription to the society of gods distinguished for their beauty.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Vol III." by John Symonds
This couplet sufficiently explains the ground of his adscription to the society of gods distinguished for their beauty.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds
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