engrave (a name, address, inscription, or the like) on the top or surface; to write a name, address, or the
like, on the outside or cover of (anything); as, to superscribe a letter.
(Su"per*script) n. Superscription. [Obs.] "I will overglance the superscript." Shak.
(Su`per*scrip"tion) n. [L. superscriptio. See Superscribe.]
1. The act of superscribing.
2. That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an
address on a letter, envelope, or the like. Holland.
The superscription of his accusation was written over, The King of the Jews.Mark xv. 26.
3. (Pharm.) That part of a prescription which contains the Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign .
(Su`per*sec"u*lar) a. Being above the world, or secular things. Bp. Hall.
(Su`per*sede") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Superseded ; p. pr. & vb. n. Superseding.] [L. supersedere,
supersessum, to sit above, be superior to, forbear, omit; super above + sedere to sit: cf. F. superséder.
See Sit, and cf. Surcease.]
1. To come, or be placed, in the room of; to replace.
2. To displace, or set aside, and put another in place of; as, to supersede an officer.
3. To make void, inefficacious, or useless, by superior power, or by coming in the place of; to set aside; to
render unnecessary; to suspend; to stay.
Nothing is supposed that can supersede the known laws of natural motion.Bentley.
4. (Old Law) To omit; to forbear.
(||Su`per*se"de*as) n. [L., suspend, set aside, stay, 2d pers. sing. present subjunctive
of supersedere. See Supersede.] (Law) A writ of command to suspend the powers of an officer in
certain cases, or to stay proceedings under another writ. Blackstone.
(Su*per*se"dure) n. The act of superseding, or setting aside; supersession; as, the supersedure
of trial by jury. A. Hamilton.
(Su`per*sem"i*nate) v. t. To sow, as seed, over something previously sown. [Obs.]
That can not be done with joy, when it shall be indifferent to any man to superseminate what he please.Jer. Taylor.