prescription

[ pri-skrip-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF prescription

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Duncan, alone in the store, was busy behind the prescription counter.

I want details of the new process—the prescription, in fact.

I cannot give you the prescription because it is a trade secret.

Von Holzen had destroyed the prescription before her on purpose.

At the end he made a note in his card-index and wrote out a prescription.

You say you'd be out of your mind in a week, if you adopted my prescription.

I began to lose faith in the "prescription" which he had promised so emphatically.

Of course I should have realized that no advice or "prescription" could help me.

"You are going to take my prescription, after all," he crowed.

I'll send you a prescription for his heart, if he breathes too heavily.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in law, "the right to something through long use," from Old French prescription (13c.) and directly from Latin praescriptionem (nominative praescriptio) "a writing before, order, direction," noun of action from past participle stem of praescribere "write before, prefix in writing; ordain, determine in advance," from prae "before" (see pre-) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Medical sense of "written directions from a doctor" first recorded 1570s.

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