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Not to be confused with AtScript.

Adscript (from Latin ad, on or to, and scribere, to write) means something written after, as opposed to subscript which means written under.

A laborer 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. Thomas Carlyle speaks of the Java negroes as a kind of adscript.[1]

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  1. ^ Carlyle, Thomas (February 1849). "Occasional Discourse on the Negro Question". Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country (London: John William Parker). Retrieved 22 September 2015.