Definition of Prescription

1. Noun. Directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions. "I tried to follow her prescription for success"

Generic synonyms: Direction, Instruction
Derivative terms: Prescribe



2. Adjective. Available only with a doctor's written prescription. "A prescription drug"
Category relationships: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Antonyms: Nonprescription

3. Noun. A drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist. "He told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"

4. Noun. Written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person.

5. Noun. Written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient.

Definition of Prescription

1. n. The act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed.

Definition of Prescription

1. Noun. (legal) The act of prescribing a rule, law, ''etc.''. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished. ¹

3. Noun. (medicine) A written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip. ¹

4. Noun. (medicine) The ''prescription medicine'' or intervention so prescribed. ¹

5. Noun. (context: ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, ''etc.''. ¹

6. Noun. A piece of advice. ¹

7. Adjective. (''of a drug, etc.'') only available with a physician's written prescription ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prescription

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prescription

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prescription (current term)
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Literary usage of Prescription

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"OF TITLE BY prescription. § 352. m. prescription.—A third method of acquiring real property by purchase is that by prescription; as when a man can show no ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"OF TITLE BY prescription. § 352. HI. prescription.—A third method of acquiring real property by purchase is that hy prescription; as when a man can show no ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The following rules apply to the positive prescription, (a) The possession ... Negative prescription.—This prescription was introduced by the Act, 1469, c. ..."

4. Roman Law in the Modern World by Charles Phineas Sherman (1917)
"Law developed were introduced from the Roman law by Bracton.25 §649 The two kinds of acquisitive prescription: ordinary and extraordinary. ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Simon Greenleaf (1899)
"prescription. § 537. prescription. prescription, in its more general acceptation, is defined to be " a title, acquired by possession, had during the time ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"A sale of intoxicating liquor by a druggist to a physician, without the prescription required by law, is unlawful. [Ed. Note. ..."

7. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"The basis of prescription in International Law is nothing else than general ... And prescription in International Law may therefore be defined as the ..."

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