obsolete Scottish

Word History


Middle English (Scots) prescriven to become by prescription invalid or unenforceable, from Middle French prescrire to direct, prescribe, invalidate, annul (3d person plural present indicative prescrivent), from Medieval Latin prescribere to claim by right of prescription & Latin praescribere to write at the beginning, order, direct, prescribe

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“Prescrive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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