1.1Write 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
More example sentences
- Kindly superscribe ‘Disunity ‘on the envelope if you are sending it by post.’
late 15th century: from Latin superscribere, from super- 'over' + scribere 'write'.
- More example sentences
- Mark tells us that a superscription was written; Matthew, that it was set up over his head; Luke, that it was written in three languages; and John, that Pilate was the writer.
- The superscriptions and a new group of psalms then resume with Psalm 108, which is a composite psalm made up of parts of other psalms.
- The expected topics (authorship, date, etc.) are dispensed with under a lengthy comment on the superscription.
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