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 in feudal days, and as in Russia until 1861. Carlyle speaks of the Java blacks as a kind of adscripts.



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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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} …  

  • 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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