Definition of superscribe in English:



[with object]
  • 1Write or print (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document.

    address, label
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    1. 1.1 Write or print an inscription at the top of or on the outside of (a document)
      ‘he invariably will want to superscribe the memo with one of his banal mottoes’
      • ‘Kindly superscribe ‘Disunity ‘on the envelope if you are sending it by post.’’
    2. 1.2 Write or print (a letter, word, symbol, or line of writing or printing) above an existing letter, word, or line.


Late 15th century: from Latin superscribere, from super- ‘over’ + scribere ‘write’.