"Can. 59 §1 A
rescript is an administrative act issued in writing by competent executive
authority; of its very nature, a rescript grants a privilege, dispensation, or
other favor at someone's request. §2 The prescripts established for rescripts
are valid also for the oral granting of a permission or favors unless it is
A Papal rescript is...
"The reply of the
Holy See or a Roman congregation to a question or request submitted to them. A
rescript usually only affects the person to whom it is addressed, but sometimes
has the force of a general law. Papal dispensations are granted by rescript."
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