Sentence Examples


  • In 1204 John gave the manor to William Bruere and granted to the town all the privileges of a free borough which were enjoyed by Nottingham and Derby; but before this it seems to have had prescriptive borough rights.
  • But in all vessels this broom business is the prescriptive province of the boys, if boys there be aboard.
  • M (Prescriptive: boro) recorded ante 1314.
  • M (formerly Prescriptive) Sun; mercatum, recorded 7 Sept 1201, held by burgesses of Wells.
  • Consulting a conservator The decay of carved stone is a complex area to which prescriptive rules do not apply.

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