The fact that some prescriptive rules are valuable does not mean that every grammatical injunction should be obeyed.
Simmons knows she faces an uphill battle—but her goal this time around is to be prescriptive about the problem.
It was descriptive, prescriptive, and exemplary in its clarity.
No institution, no branch of legislature, no church, no prerogative or prescriptive claim has any rights against the Right.
How or when they obtained this prescriptive right is unknown to me.
Therefore, the very reading of the canons, of every prescriptive line in it, must be by this light.
The farmers have the prescriptive right of that, so we have to look to you to keep your fence in repair.
Having had his own way for innumerable years, he had earned a prescriptive right to it.
They have a prescriptive right to enter every garden in the village.
It is not our intention to prove the possessive or prescriptive right of this doctrine.
1748, from Late Latin praescriptivus, from praescript-, past participle stem of praescribere (see prescription). Or formed in English from archaic prescript "a direction" (1530s), from Latin praescriptum.