Definition of Prescriptive

1. Adjective. Pertaining to giving directives or rules. "Prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"

Exact synonyms: Normative
Category relationships: Grammar
Antonyms: Descriptive
Derivative terms: Prescribe



Definition of Prescriptive

1. a. Consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title; pleading the continuance and authority of long custom.

Definition of Prescriptive

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to prescribing or enjoining, especially an action or behavior based on a norm or standard. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prescriptive

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Prescriptive

prescribes
prescribing
prescript
prescripted
prescriptibility
prescriptible
prescription
prescription(a)
prescription bottle
prescription bottles
prescription drug
prescription drugs
prescription medicine
prescriptionless
prescriptions
prescriptive (current term)
prescriptively
prescriptiveness
prescriptivism
prescriptivist
prescriptivists
prescriptivity
prescripts
prescuta
prescutum
prese
preseason
preseasonal
preseasonally
preseasoned

Literary usage of Prescriptive

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

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"On the trial of the suit the plaintiffs relied both upon written title and upon prescriptive title, •contending, in support of their claim of prescription, ..."

2. Wrongs and Their Remedies: A Treatise on the Law of Torts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Francis Stafford Pipe Wolferstan, James M. Dudley, Edwin Baylies (1876)
"OF CONVENTIONAL AND prescriptive SERVITUDES—EASEMENTS AND PROFITS A PRENDRE. ... to the gaining of a prescriptive right—Enjoyment as of right—Enjoyment over ..."

3. The Law of Waters and Water Rights: International, National, State by Henry Philip Farnham (1904)
"What is necessary to give prescriptive right.— To perfect a prescriptive right to flow the lands of an upper owner it may be said in a general way that the ..."

4. A Treatise of the Law of Torts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Horace Gay Wood (1876)
"prescriptive right to pen back water.—If the water of a natural stream is conducted to the plaintiffs land by an artificial cut or channel made though the ..."

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