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An ordinance, law, or command.
principle, rule, tenet, canon, code, doctrine, guideline, working principle, law, ordinance, statute, command, order, decree, mandate, dictate, dictum, directive, direction, instruction, injunction, prescription, commandmentView synonyms
- ‘God does call us to a new way of being in the world; it is a way not of laws and prescripts, but a way of righteousness and justice.’
- ‘In addition to this, self-effecting subservient attitudes are enforced through strictly prescribed norms and moral prescripts of ‘good’ behaviour.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin praescriptum something directed in writing, neuter past participle of praescribere (see prescribe).
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