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prescript

[adjective pri-skript, pree-skript; noun pree-skript]
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adjective
  1. prescribed.
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noun
  1. that which is prescribed or laid down, as a rule, precept, or order.
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Origin of prescript

1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin praescrīptus past participle of praescrībere to prescribe. See pre-, script
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Historical Examples

  • And all things are done and determined according to its will and prescript.

    Meditations

    Marcus Aurelius

  • Whereby I became more careless to study my other prescript lessons.

  • The most important of these documents is the “prescript” or constitution of the old Klan.

  • All orders that I have seen were written according to the Register of the first Prescript.

    Ku Klux Klan

    J. C. Lester

  • According to his prescript, sharp exercise of lungs and limbs is a man's moral aid against temptation.


British Dictionary definitions for prescript

prescript

noun (ˈpriːskrɪpt)
  1. something laid down or prescribed
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adjective (prɪˈskrɪpt, ˈpriːskrɪpt)
  1. prescribed as a rule
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin praescriptum something written down beforehand, from praescrībere to prescribe
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