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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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"From the outset, the CR17 campaign team and the candidate agreed that this should be a clean campaign that operated within the necessary legal prescripts and in line with the values and principles of their organisation." According to Diko, it was agreed that the campaign would raise funds from private individuals who supported the effort to restore the integrity and cohesion of the ANC and to put South Africa back on a path of growth and transformation, with an explicit understanding that their contribution would earn them no special favours or undue advantage.
The only exemption to the rule is if pastoral necessity urges it and the prescripts of the diocesan bishop are observed.
Following prescripts means corralling wit and imagination, and is not the natural mode of most artists; one thinks of Magritte's pointed break from the 'tactical conformism' of Surrealism in 1947 to instigate his "Vache' period.
I understand that given the apparent ubiquity of globalization worldwide and postcoloniality in the specific South Asian condition, such a claim to having distanced myself from the object of my criticism would sound critically untenable, would be against the prescripts of criticism.
The commercial-in-confidence prescripts surrounding the internal machinations of a private for-profit corporation generally demand secrecy, which renders scrutiny difficult.
In the future, Yiga Chocolate plans to grow Yiga as a dynamic and innovative chocolate business, aligned to the essences of our development principles and Buddhist prescripts.
It was not unusual in this period for composers or patrons to generate pseudo-Propers from sacred texts with little or no respect to liturgical prescripts. The present texts served to underscore the political dimension of the 1804 liturgical celebration, perhaps also to evoke a coronation ritual.
To date, formulation and harmonisation of legislation in accordance with the prescripts of the Protocol have yet to be fulfilled.
Any documentation that is not done according to the prescripts of the MHCA by the original hospital that bestows an involuntary status on the patient is rejected by the MHRB.
Canon 766: "Lay persons can be permitted to preach in a church or oratory, if necessity requires it in certain circumstances or it seems advantageous in particular cases, according to the prescripts of the conference of bishops and without prejudice to canon 767."
The purpose is to shape a remedy to protect the social order under the prescripts of the code, rather than to identify whether the action violated specific terms of the statute.