prescript

adjective
pre·​script | \ ˈprē-ˌskript How to pronounce prescript (audio) , pri-ˈskript\

Definition of prescript

: prescribed as a rule

Other Words from prescript

prescript \ ˈprē-​ˌskript How to pronounce prescript (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of prescript

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prescript

Middle English, from Latin praescriptus, past participle of praescribere

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about prescript

Statistics for prescript

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for prescript

The first known use of prescript was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on prescript

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with prescript

Comments on prescript

What made you want to look up prescript? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!