- a direction, usually written, by the physician to the pharmacist for the preparation and use of a medicine or remedy.
- the medicine prescribed: Take this prescription three times a day.
- Also called positive prescription . a long or immemorial use of some right with respect to a thing so as to give a right to continue such use.
- Also called positive prescription . the process of acquiring rights by uninterrupted assertion of the right over a long period of time.
- Also called negative prescription . the loss of rights to legal remedy due to the limitation of time within which an action can be taken.
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Example sentences from the Web for prescription
Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.
I take calcium and vitamin D supplements, but prescription medications are generally only for women in menopause.
With prescription drug abuse rampant in the U.S., New York is taking steps to stop it.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic|Dale Eisinger|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His first prescription when I saw him was to have the CAT scan test that I had been forced to postpone for a month and a half.
And 9,869 people died from prescription opioids in 2012, a decrease from 2011, back to 2008 levels.
Miss Prime's prescription for making a good boy was two parts punishment, two parts admonition, and six parts prayer.The Uncalled|Paul Laurence Dunbar
We are not afraid of the non-performance of this part of our prescription.
The prescription is that the subject must be made to show new aspects of itself; to prompt new questions; in a word, to change.
He gave her the pencil and a prescription pad, and she set to work.Mistress Anne|Temple Bailey
The shepherd smiled, "It's your prescription, Doctor," he said.The Shepherd of the Hills|Harold Bell Wright
British Dictionary definitions for prescription
- written instructions from a physician, dentist, etc, to a pharmacist stating the form, dosage strength, etc, of a drug to be issued to a specific patient
- the drug or remedy prescribed
- written instructions from an optician specifying the lenses needed to correct defects of vision
- (as modifier)prescription glasses
- the uninterrupted possession of property over a stated period of time, after which a right or title is acquired (positive prescription)
- the barring of adverse claims to property, etc, after a specified period of time has elapsed, allowing the possessor to acquire title (negative prescription)
- the right or title acquired in either of these ways