Definition of prescript in English:


Line breaks: pre|script
Pronunciation: /ˈpriːskrɪpt


formal or • dated
  • An ordinance, law, or command.
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    • God does call us to a new way of being in the world; it is a way not of laws and prescripts, but a way of righteousness and justice.
    • In addition to this, self-effecting subservient attitudes are enforced through strictly prescribed norms and moral prescripts of ‘good’ behaviour.


mid 16th century: from Latin praescriptum 'something directed in writing', neuter past participle of praescribere (see prescribe).

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