Definition for IN-SCRIP'TION

IN-SCRIP'TION, n. [Fr. from L. inscriptio. See Inscribe.]

  1. Something written or engraved to communicate knowledge to after ages; any character, word, line or sentence written or engraved on a solid substance for duration; as, inscriptions on monuments, called epitaphs, on pillars, &c. We do not call by this name, writings on paper or parchment.
  2. A title.
  3. An address or consignment of a book to a person, as a mark of respect, or an invitation of patronage. It is less formal than a dedication.

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