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Something prescribed, especially a rule or regulation of conduct.
adj. (prē′skrĭpt′, prĭ-skrĭpt′)
Having been established as a rule; prescribed.

[From Middle English, prescribed, from Latin praescrīptum, neuter past participle of praescrībere, to order, prescribe; see prescribe.]


something laid down or prescribed
prescribed as a rule
[C16: from Latin praescriptum something written down beforehand, from praescrībere to prescribe]


(adj. prɪˈskrɪpt, ˈpri skrɪpt; n. ˈpri skrɪpt)

1. prescribed.
2. something prescribed, as a rule, precept, or order.
[1425–75; < Latin praescrīptus, past participle of praescrībere to prescribe]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prescript - prescribed guide for conduct or actionprescript - prescribed guide for conduct or action
bylaw - a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members
rubric - an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order - a body of rules followed by an assembly
rule of evidence - (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
Miranda rule - the rule that police (when interrogating you after an arrest) are obliged to warn you that anything you say may be used as evidence and to read you your constitutional rights (the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent until advised by a lawyer)
precept, principle - rule of personal conduct
golden rule - any important rule; "the golden rule of teaching is to be clear"
GIGO - (computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input; put garbage in and you get garbage out
dictate - an authoritative rule
ordinance, regulation - an authoritative rule
canon - a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy; "the neoclassical canon"; "canons of polite society"
etiquette - rules governing socially acceptable behavior
communications protocol, protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
instruction, direction - a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
rule book, book - a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; "they run things by the book around here"


A code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example:
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According to orthodox prescript, a brahmin is deemed to be possessed of atmaguna or the eight cardinal virtues of the self/soul: day a (kindness or compassion for all), kshanti (forbearance and forgiveness), anasuya (freedom from envy), saucha (purity and cleanliness), anayasa (doing work with effortless ease and without stress), mangala (auspiciousness), akarpanya (generosity or non-miserliness), and aspriha (nongrasping, nondesiring nature).
Almost in all kind of Naturall (e) and Artificiall Actions there are certaine prescript Rules, which are but directions to attaine certain Ends propos'd to those Actions which yet are not properly & strictly Laws; the Grammarian hath his Rules of Words, and their Composition into Sentences; the Rhetorician hath (f) his Rules of Expression, perswation (g) and gesture; the (h) Logician hath his Rules, for (i) Argumentation; the Physician hath his Rules for administring Physick and prescribing Diet and the Patient in order to the (j) attaining of his health is under the Direction of those Rules, nay every Mechanicall /fol.
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Based on results, the mental health effected by sport & leisure time physical activity & also can prescript that the mental health be developed.
3] This transfer policy prescript will enable transfers by HOCUs.
He presents an epistolary analysis of the prescript, the thanksgiving period, the letter body the paraenesis, and the letter closing.
The act prohibits possession of anabolic steroids without a prescript ion and also restricts distribution and production.
Nearer Christmas, it is also best to check you have enough prescript tion medicine to cover the festive b holidays so you don't put an additio pressure onto out-of-hours GP servi for something that is entirely preve able with some forward planning.
May 20, 1953, 4 Gyosei jiken saiban reishu [Gyosai reishu] 1229 (grand bench) (dismissing a suit seeking declaration of unconstitutionality of the imperial prescript entitled "Order on exceptional treatment of the Pension Act" unjusticiable); see also Saiko Saibansho [Sup.