prescript

[ adjective pri-skript, pree-skript; noun pree-skript ]
/ adjective prɪˈskrɪpt, ˈpri skrɪpt; noun ˈpri skrɪpt /

adjective

noun

that which is prescribed or laid down, as a rule, precept, or order.

Nearby words

  1. prescott, samuel,
  2. prescott, william,
  3. prescott, william hickling,
  4. prescreen,
  5. prescribe,
  6. prescriptible,
  7. prescription,
  8. prescriptive,
  9. prescriptive grammar,
  10. prescriptivism

Origin of prescript

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

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British Dictionary definitions for prescript

prescript

noun (ˈpriːskrɪpt)

something laid down or prescribed

adjective (prɪˈskrɪpt, ˈpriːskrɪpt)

prescribed as a rule

Word Origin for prescript

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

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