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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.]
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something laid down or prescribed
prescribed as a rule
[C16: from Latin praescriptum something written down beforehand, from praescrībere to prescribe]
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(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]
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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"
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A code or set of codes governing action or procedure, for example:
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