nounformal or dated
An ordinance, law, or command.
- 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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