Definition of Superscription

1. Noun. An inscription written above something else.

Generic synonyms: Inscription, Lettering
Derivative terms: Superscribe, Superscribe



2. Noun. The activity of superscribing.
Generic synonyms: Inscription
Derivative terms: Superscribe, Superscribe

Definition of Superscription

1. n. The act of superscribing.

Definition of Superscription

1. Noun. Something written (or engraved) on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, etc. ¹

2. Noun. An editorial addition at the beginning, often indicating the authorship of a piece; compare colophon. ¹

3. Noun. The act of superscribing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Superscription

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Superscription

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superschool
superschools
superscope
superscopes
superscout
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superscreen
superscreens
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superscription (current term)
superscriptions
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supersecrecies
supersecrecy
supersecret
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supersecular
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supersedable
supersedan
supersedans
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Literary usage of Superscription

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1. A Manual of Composition and Rhetoric: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges by John Seely Hart (1892)
"The superscription. Robert Burns. By the superscription of a letter is meant the address which is written upon the envelope. Why Important. ..."

2. Dictionary of the Bible: Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography by William Robertson Smith (1896)
"... present form as an organic whole, marked by a certain regularity of development. Three sections, omitting the superscription, are introduced by ..."

3. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"The notary shall then draw up the act of superscription, which shall be written on that paper, or on the sheet that serves as its envelope, ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Bible, Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography edited by William Smith (1898)
"The period during which Micah exercised the prophetical office is stated, in the superscription to his prophecies, to have extended over the reigns of ..."

5. A Manual of the Mechanics of Writing by Raymond Woodbury Pence (1921)
"The superscription or outside address is written on the envelope and consists ... The superscription may be written in three or in four lines — the name on ..."

6. A Treatise of the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by Sir John Barnard Byles, George Sharswood (1883)
"Signature by a Mark . . .79 Of the superscription of the Place Bills and ... 85 vhere made . . . .79 Of the Date. . . . .79 Of the superscription of the Sum ..."

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