[adjective pri-skript, pree-skript; noun pree-skript]



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

Origin of prescript

1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin praescrīptus past participle of praescrībere to prescribe. See pre-, script Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for prescript

statute, regulation, law, command, decree

Examples from the Web for prescript

Historical Examples of prescript

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


    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


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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