Definitions for prescriptiveprɪˈskrɪp tɪv

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  1. prescriptive, normative(adj)

    pertaining to giving directives or rules

    "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"

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  1. Prescriptive(a.)

    Of or pertaining to the doctrine that acceptable grammatical rules should be prescribed by authority, rather than be determined by common usage.

  2. Origin: [L. praescriptivus of a demurrer or legal exception.]

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  1. prescriptive(Adjective)

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

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  1. Prescriptive(adj)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. praescriptivus of a demurrer or legal exception.]

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