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ADSCRIPT (from Lat. ad, on or to, and...

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Originally appearing in Volume V01, Page 218 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ADSCRIPT (from Lat. ad, on or to, and scribere, to write), something written after, as opposed to " subscript," which means written under. A labourer was called an " adscript of the soil " (adscriptus glebae) when he could be sold or transferred with it, as in feudal days, and as in Russia until 1861. Carlyle speaks of the Java blacks as a kind of adscripts.
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