Prescription

Definition of Prescription

Pre`scrip´tion   Pronunciation: prė`skrĭp´shŭn
n.1.
1.The act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed.
2.(Med.) A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy.
3.(Law) A prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue of immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law.
That profound reverence for law and prescription which has long been characteristic of Englishmen.
- Macaulay.

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