Prescription meaning

prĭ-skrĭp'shən
Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction.

Prescriptions for living a moral life.

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The definition of a prescription is a written order to do something or the act of making such an order.

An example of a prescription is a doctor's note telling a patient what type of medication to get.

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The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.
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A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
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A prescribed medicine or other treatment.

Have you used up all of your prescription?

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An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.
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The act of prescribing.
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Something prescribed; order; direction; prescript.
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A doctor's written direction for the preparation and use of medicine, the grinding of lenses for eyeglasses, etc.
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A medicine so prescribed.
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A long-established, authoritative custom.
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A claim based on this.
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The acquirement of the title or right to something through its continued use or possession from time immemorial or over a long period.
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A right or title so acquired.
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Made according to, or purchasable only with, a doctor's prescription.

Prescription lenses; a prescription drug.

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A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
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A prescribed medicine or other treatment.

Have you used up all of your prescription?

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An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.
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The role that the passage of time plays in the making and ending of certain rights. A way to acquire an easement on or in real property belonging to another by occupying it continuously for a prescribed period of time. See also adverse possession.
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(law) The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc..

"Jurisdiction to prescribe" is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.

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(law) A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.

The prescription governing the victim's right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.

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(medicine) A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.

The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.

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(medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription.

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(ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc..

The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.

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A piece of advice.

"Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

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(of a drug, etc.) Only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription.

Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.

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The acquisition of an easement or of title to property by use or occupancy that exceeds the time allowed to another to recover it by statutory right.
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Origin of prescription

Middle English prescripcion establishment of a claim from Old French prescription from Medieval Latin praescrīptiō praescrīptiōn- from Latin introduction, precept from praescrīptus past participle of praescrībere to order prescribe