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[adj. pri-skript, pree-skript; n. pree-skript] /adj. prɪˈskrɪpt, ˈpri skrɪpt; n. ˈpri skrɪpt/
that which is prescribed or laid down, as a rule, precept, or order.
Origin of prescript
late Middle English
1425-75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin praescrīptus past participle of praescrībere to prescribe. See pre-, script Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for prescript
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  • Many Dens used only this prescript, and most of the members have never heard of more than one prescript.

    Ku Klux Klan J. C. Lester
  • And all things are done and determined according to its will and prescript.

    Meditations Marcus Aurelius
  • Provided, no Edict shall be made to conflict with any of the provisions or Edicts of this prescript.

    The Ku Klux Klan Annie Cooper Burton
  • The most important of these documents is the “prescript” or constitution of the old Klan.

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan Henry Peck Fry
  • Whereby I became more careless to study my other prescript lessons.

  • All orders that I have seen were written according to the Register of the first prescript.

    Ku Klux Klan J. C. Lester
  • According to his prescript, sharp exercise of lungs and limbs is a man's moral aid against temptation.

  • As an exhibit in the case against the present organization, I give the “prescript” in full.

    The Modern Ku Klux Klan Henry Peck Fry
  • A constitution called the prescript was adopted which provided for a national organization.

    The Sequel of Appomattox Walter Lynwood Fleming
  • A constitution called the prescript was here adopted for the entire order.

British Dictionary definitions for prescript


noun (ˈpriːskrɪpt)
something laid down or prescribed
adjective (prɪˈskrɪpt; ˈpriːskrɪpt)
prescribed as a rule
Word Origin
C16: from Latin praescriptum something written down beforehand, from praescrībere to prescribe
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