(Re`sa*lute") v. t. To salute again.
(Re*saw") v. t. To saw again; specifically, to saw a balk, or a timber, which has already been
squared, into dimension lumber, as joists, boards, etc.
(Res"cat) v. t. [Sp. rescattar.] To ransom; to release; to rescue. [Obs.] Howell.
(Res"cat), n. [Sp. rescate.] Ransom; release. [Obs.]
(Re*scind") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rescinded; p. pr. & vb. n. Rescinding.] [L. rescindere, rescissum; pref
re- re- + scindere to cut, split: cf. F. rescinder. See Shism.]
1. To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil
2. Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to
repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.
Syn. To revoke; repeal; abrogate; annul; recall; reverse; vacate; void.
(Re*scind"a*ble) a. Capable of being rescinded.
(Re*scind"ment) n. The act of rescinding; rescission.
(Re*scis"sion) n. [L. rescissio: cf. F. rescission. See Rescind.] The act of rescinding,
abrogating, annulling, or vacating; as, the rescission of a law, decree, or judgment.
(Re*scis"so*ry) a. [L. rescissorius: cf. F. rescisoire.] Tending to rescind; rescinding.
To pass a general act rescissory (as it was called), annulling all the Parliaments that had been held
since the year 1633.Bp. Burnet.
(Res"cous) n. [OE., fr. OF. rescousse, fr. rescourre, p. p. rescous, to rescue. See Rescue.]
1. Rescue; deliverance. [Obs.] Chaucer.
2. (Law) See Rescue, 2. [Obs.]
(Res"cowe) v. t. To rescue. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Re*scribe") v. t. [L. rescribere; pref. re- re- + scribere to write. See Scribe.]
1. To write back; to write in reply. Ayliffe.
2. To write over again. Howell.
(Re"script) n. [L. rescriptum: cf. F. rescrit, formerly also spelt rescript. See Rescribe,v. t.]
1. (Rom.Antiq.) The answer of an emperor when formallyconsulted by particular persons on some
difficult question; hence, an edict or decree.
In their rescripts and other ordinances, the Roman emperors spoke in the plural number.Hare.
2. (R.C.Ch.) The official written answer of the pope upon a question of canon law, or morals.