The definition of a prescription is a written order to do something or the act of making such an order.(noun)
An example of a prescription is a doctor's note telling a patient what type of medication to get.
See prescription in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME prescripcion < L praescriptio
See prescription in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English prescripcion, establishment of a claim
Origin: , from Old French prescription
Origin: , from Medieval Latin praescrīptiō, praescrīptiōn-
Origin: , from Latin, introduction, precept
Origin: , from praescrīptus
Origin: , past participle of praescrībere, to order; see prescribe.
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