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prescriptivist

[pri-skrip-tuh-vist] /prɪˈskrɪp tə vɪst/
noun
1.
a writer, teacher, or supporter of prescriptive grammar.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or based on prescriptive grammar.
Origin of prescriptivist
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; prescriptive + -ist
Related forms
prescriptivism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for prescriptivism

prescriptivism

/prɪˈskrɪptɪˌvɪzəm/
noun
1.
(ethics) the theory that moral utterances have no truth value but prescribe attitudes to others and express the conviction of the speaker Compare descriptivism, emotivism
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