prescription


pre·scrip·tion

noun \pri-ˈskrip-shən\

: a written message from a doctor that officially tells someone to use a medicine, therapy, etc.

: a medicine or drug that a doctor officially tells someone to use

: something that is suggested as a way to do something or to make something happen

Full Definition of PRESCRIPTION

1
a :  the establishment of a claim of title to something under common law usually by use and enjoyment for a period fixed by statute
b :  the right or title acquired under common law by such possession
2
:  the process of making claim to something by long use and enjoyment
3
:  the action of laying down authoritative rules or directions
4
a :  a written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent; specifically :  one for the preparation and use of a medicine
b :  a prescribed medicine
c :  something (as a recommendation) resembling a doctor's prescription <prescriptions for economic recovery>
5
a :  ancient or long continued custom
b :  a claim founded upon ancient custom or long continued use
6
:  something prescribed as a rule

Examples of PRESCRIPTION

  1. The drug is only sold with a prescription.
  2. I have to pick up my prescription.

Origin of PRESCRIPTION

partly from Middle English prescripcion establishment of a claim, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin praescription-, praescriptio, from Latin, act of writing at the beginning, order, limitation of subject matter, from praescribere; partly from Latin praescription-, praescriptio order
First Known Use: 14th century

pre·scrip·tion

noun \pri-ˈskrip-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESCRIPTION

1
: a written direction for the preparation, compounding, and administration of a medicine
2
: a prescribed remedy
3
: a written formula for the grinding of corrective lenses for eyeglasses
4
: a written direction for the application of physical therapy measures (as directed exercise or electrotherapy) in cases of injury or disability

prescription

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

In property law, the effect of the lapse of time in creating and destroying rights. Acquisitive prescription allows an individual, after unequivocal possession for a specific period, to acquire an interest in real property, such as an easement, but not the property itself. See also adverse possession.

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