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superscribe Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb write on the top or outside
    • superscribe one's name and address
  2. verb write on the outside or upper part of
    • superscribe an envelope

Su`per*scribe" transitive verb
L. superscribere, superscriptum; super over + scribere to write. See Super-, and Scribe.
imperfect & past participle Superscribed ; present participle & verbal noun Superscribing
  1. To write or 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.

Webster 1913