Definition of rescribendary in English:

rescribendary

noun

rare, historical
  • A papal officer charged with the supervision of and apportionment of copy to scribes in the papal chancellery.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Rainolds (1549–1607), theologian and college head. From post-classical Latin rescribendarius papal officer charged with distributing the work among the copyists, and also responsible for levying a tax on certain papal documents from classical Latin rescrībendum, gerund of rescrībere + -ārius.

Pronunciation

rescribendary

/rɪˈskrʌɪb(ə)nd(ə)ri/