EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESCRIPTIVE
She has a prescriptive right to the society of the man who arrives.
How or when they obtained this prescriptive right is unknown to me.
The farmers have the prescriptive right of that, so we have to look to you to keep your fence in repair.
They have a prescriptive right to enter every garden in the village.
Dreams have been considered as prescriptive in various diseases.
She has a prescriptive right to the society of the Man who Arrives.
Paganism had here no prescriptive claim and no time-honoured prestige.
That has been the result of the prescriptive American policy.
The Territory of Kansas was saved to its prescriptive freedom.
By what prescriptive right does this man dare to insult those who, for aught he can tell, are more than his equals in ability?
1748, from Late Latin praescriptivus, from praescript-, past participle stem of praescribere (see prescription). Or formed in English from archaic prescript "a direction" (1530s), from Latin praescriptum.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRESCRIPTIVE
- according to Hoyle
- by the numbers
- in a rut
- in the groove
- playing it safe
- same old
- standard operating procedure