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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inscription \In*scrip"tion\, n. [L. inscriptio, fr. inscribere,
     inscriptum, to inscribe: cf. F. inscription. See Inscribe.]
     1. The act or process of inscribing.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. That which is inscribed; something written or engraved;
        especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid
        substance for preservation or public inspection; as,
        inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. (Anat.) A line of division or intersection; as, the
        tendinous inscriptions, or intersections, of a muscle.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. An address, consignment, or informal dedication, as of a
        book to a person, as a mark of respect or an invitation of
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on
           something [syn: inscription, lettering]
      2: a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a
         photograph) dedicating it to someone or something [syn:
         dedication, inscription]
      3: the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving)
         letters or words

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  180 Moby Thesaurus words for "inscription":
     acknowledgments, arch, back, back matter, barrow, bastard title,
     bibliography, booking, boundary stone, brass, burr, bust, cairn,
     cataloging, catch line, catchword, cenotaph, chiseling,
     chronicling, colophon, column, contents, contents page,
     copyright page, coup de plume, cromlech, cross, cross-hatching,
     cryptography, cup, cyclolith, dedication, demitint, device, dolmen,
     endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, engravement, engraving, engrossment,
     enlistment, enrollment, entering, entry, epigraph, epitaph,
     epithet, errata, etch, etching, flyleaf, folio, footstone,
     fore edge, foreword, front matter, gem-engraving, glass-cutting,
     glyptic, grave, gravestone, graving, half tint, half-title page,
     hatching, head, headstone, hic jacet, hoarstone, impanelment,
     imprint, incision, index, indexing, initialing, ink spilling,
     inkslinging, inscribing, inscript, insertion, introduction,
     inventorying, leaf, lettering, line, lining, listing, logging,
     macrography, makeup, marker, marking, matriculation, mausoleum,
     megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column,
     memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, micrography, monolith,
     monument, motto, mound, necrology, obelisk, obituary, page, pen,
     pen-and-ink, pencil driving, pillar, plaque, posting, preface,
     preliminaries, prize, pyramid, record keeping, recordation,
     recording, recto, register, registration, registry, reliquary,
     remembrance, reverso, ribbon, rostral column, running title, score,
     scoring, scratch, scratching, scrivenery, scrivening,
     secret writing, shaft, shrine, signature, slash, slashing, slogan,
     stela, stipple, stippling, stone, stupa, subtitle,
     table of contents, tablet, tabulation, tag line, tail, testimonial,
     text, tint, title, title page, tomb, tombstone, tombstone marking,
     tooling, tope, transcription, transliteration, trim size, trophy,
     type page, type-cutting, typewriting, typing, verso, watchword,

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INSCRIPTION, civil law. An engagement which a person, who makes a solemn 
  accusation of a crime against another, enters into, that he will suffer the 
  same punishment, if he has accused, the other falsely, which would have been 
  inflicted upon him had he been guilty. Code, 9, 1, 10; Id. 9, 2, 16 and 17. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  INSCRIPTION, evidence. Something written or engraved.
       2. Inscriptions upon tombstones and other proper places, as rings, and 
  the like, are held to be evidence of pedigree. Bull. N. P. 233 Cowp. 591; 10 
  East, R. 120 13 Ves. 145 Vin. Ab. Ev. T. b. 87: 3 Stark. Ev. 116. 

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  INSCRIPTION, n.  Something written on another thing.  Inscriptions are
  of many kinds, but mostly memorial, intended to commemorate the fame
  of some illustrious person and hand down to distant ages the record of
  his services and virtues.  To this class of inscriptions belongs the
  name of John Smith, penciled on the Washington monument.  Following
  are examples of memorial inscriptions on tombstones:  (See EPITAPH.)
      "In the sky my soul is found,
      And my body in the ground.
      By and by my body'll rise
      To my spirit in the skies,
      Soaring up to Heaven's gate.
      "Sacred to the memory of Jeremiah Tree.  Cut down May 9th, 1862,
  aged 27 yrs. 4 mos. and 12 ds.  Indigenous."
          "Affliction sore long time she boar,
              Phisicians was in vain,
          Till Deth released the dear deceased
              And left her a remain.
      Gone to join Ananias in the regions of bliss."
      "The clay that rests beneath this stone
      As Silas Wood was widely known.
      Now, lying here, I ask what good
      It was to let me be S. Wood.
      O Man, let not ambition trouble you,
      Is the advice of Silas W."
      "Richard Haymon, of Heaven.  Fell to Earth Jan. 20, 1807, and had
  the dust brushed off him Oct. 3, 1874."

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